In Udmurtia two thousand residents were evacuated because of a fire at the site

© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Chermkovskiy in fotobanka of smoke over the territory of the former military Arsenal in Udmurtia as a result of the fire. May 16, 2018In Udmurtia two thousand residents were evacuated because of a fire at the site© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Chermkovskiy the image Bank

In Udmurtiya due to a fire in the former Arsenal where the shells detonate about two thousand people were evacuated from the nearby village of Pugachevo. According to the latest rescue, fire spread over an area of about 20 hectares; however, according to a source in the emergency services of the Republic, the fire area is 300 hectares. The victims, according to preliminary information, no.

I assume that the fire will extinguish aircraft, then the elimination of emergency will begin ground-based rescuers.

This is not the first state of emergency near Pugachevo. The fire that broke out June 2, 2011 in the warehouses of the 102nd Arsenal of the Central military district near village Pugachevo, caused the detonation of ammunition. When extinguishing the fire killed the soldier, 100 people sought medical assistance out of the danger zone have been evacuated more than 28 thousand people. According to the national authorities, the explosions destroyed and damaged 4.5 thousand houses and 49 social facilities in Malopurginskoe region of the Republic.

The reason of state of emergency — the grass fires

As reported RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Ministry of emergency situations of the Udmurt Republic, isolated cases of detonation of the shells occurred on the territory of former military unit in Pugachevo Udmurt fire through grass.

«In the military town of about two thousand inhabitants, all of them were evacuated, they were placed with relatives. We prepared three temporary accommodation centres, where there are facilities for families with children, but so far nobody has expressed a desire to settle there,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, to the nearest town Malaya Purga from the place of incident about two kilometers, «but the blast radius of the shells is much smaller, so there is no danger, and the evacuation was not carried out».

In addition, 79 children were evacuated from a children’s sanatorium YUS’ki, despite the fact that the resort is at a safe distance from the place of incident is 10 miles away.

Liquidation of emergency

According to the latest rescue, fire spread over an area of about 20 hectares, is a «unit detonation of ammunition». The victims, according to preliminary information, no. Traffic is blocked on a plot of Federal highway M-7 «Volga». The territory of the former part is sealed.

To extinguish the fire sent two fire trains and aircraft. It is planned that three helicopters Mi-8 will begin to extinguish the fire and fire aviation after the elimination of emergency will begin ground-based rescuers.

«At 19.00 local time (18.00 GMT) in the airport of Izhevsk there will arrive three helicopters Mi-8. The aircraft will begin to extinguish the fire in about an hour, after which the elimination will start a fire Department,» said RIA Novosti Prime Minister of the government of the Udmurt Republic Jaroslav Semenov. He did not specify how the aid will arrive aviation.

«The recon drones showed that the fire has a single focus, it does not apply because the wind has abated. Explosions have become significantly less. Panic among population there, the police ensures order and prevents looting in evacuated military camp,» — said Semyonov. According to him, «fire is natural» and «talking about the arson should not», «territory of a former military unit is well protected».

In the aftermath of the fire brought more than 200 people and 60 units of equipment.

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