In the «Bashneft» has stated that there is no threat to the environment due to a fire at the plant

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria fire. Archival photoIn the «Bashneft» has stated that there is no threat to the environment due to a fire at the plant© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

The threat to the environment due to the ignition of fuel at the enterprise «Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim» in Bashkiria is no established Commission on investigation of causes of the emergency, told RIA Novosti press-service of «Bashneft».

By Saturday afternoon, the emergencies Ministry reported that rescuers in Ufa eliminated the ignition of gasoline on the area of 80 square meters on one of the installations of the enterprise «Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim» on the street birskiy tract, no one was hurt. At 14.50 GMT, the fire was completely extinguished, the process at the plant are not violated, noted in the MOE.

According to Bashneft, the incident occurred due to incorrect operation of the pump: «there was an overflow of fuel in the tank followed by ignition».

The company noted that the area of ignition was 15 square meters, the fire was quickly extinguished by units of «RN — Pozharnaya Bezopasnost» and emergency workers.

«Significant damage to the equipment. No one was injured, the threat to the environment is missing. Created the Commission on investigation of causes of the incident», — informs the press service of Bashneft.

Earlier it was reported that the liquidation of the accident were 16 pieces of equipment and 60 people from Ministry of emergency situations.

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