At the chemical plant in the Orenburg region was extinguished a major fire

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria fire. Archival photo. Archival photoAt the chemical plant in the Orenburg region was extinguished a major fire© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Experts managed to eliminate a major fire at «Novotroitsk plant of chromium compounds» in the Orenburg region, the people were not injured, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the Ministry of emergency situations of the region Tatyana Samoilov.

Earlier it was reported about the fire of air in the cable tunnels at the enterprise in the area of 200 square meters. At the emergency sent to the laboratory of ecological service of the Orenburg region for measuring levels of MPC of harmful substances in the air. According to the source, the technological process of the enterprise is suspended.

According to Samoilova, a fire began at the plant in 15.32 local time.

«The fire completely extinguished at 17.05 local time. The fire damaged the cable tunnel in the area of 200 square meters. There are no victims,» — said Samoilov.

She noted that the company does not inform about the dangers of air pollution.

It is clarified that the fight against the fire were 25 people and nine units of equipment.

According to the source RIA Novosti in emergency services of the region, the cause of the fire is established, upon state of emergency has already started an inquiry.

As stated on the website of the company, the monthly plant ships thousands of tons of finished products (sodium dichromate, chromic anhydride, chromium oxide and so on) to customers in Russia and abroad. Products are widely used in several industries: textile, leather, pulp and paper, glass, paint, manufacture of synthetic detergents and so on.