The former Arsenal in Pugachevo before the fire disposed of the old shells

© RIA Novosti / MOE Opperate in fotobanka of smoke over the territory of the former military Arsenal in Udmurtia as a result of the fire. May 16, 2018The former Arsenal in Pugachevo before the fire disposed of the old shells© RIA Novosti / MOE Opperate the image Bank

Collection and disposal of ammunition held in the former Arsenal of the defense Ministry in Udmurtia, where the day before there was a major fire in an area of 300 hectares, said on Thursday the emergencies Ministry.

«At the former Arsenal FC/h MO of the Russian Federation, which carried out the collection and disposal of ammunition, at 13.55 on may 16 there was a fire of dry grass and vegetation with subsequent explosions uncleared shells», — is spoken in the message.

It clarifies that the fire area has reached 300 hectares. To limit the spread of fire around the site was a saline strip width of 50 meters. For preventive purposes, from 14.15 to 16.30 environment overlap plot of Federal highway M-7 «Volga» 137 through 141 miles. Was organized by the detour route.

According to the Ministry of emergency situations, fire extinguishing attracted 437 persons and 107 units of equipment, including four aircraft.

On Wednesday afternoon on the territory of former military unit in Pugachevo ignited dry vegetation. The area of the fire reached 300 acres by Wednesday evening continued to explode ammunition. Rescuers in Udmurtia profit air rescue forces of the Siberian regional center of EMERCOM of Russia. On Thursday morning, the experts resumed fighting.

In Pugachevo is a former military Arsenal, where in 2011 there was a major fire that triggered the detonation of ammunition. Then 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.

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