Multiple injuries reported after fire breaks out at Moscow power plant

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 13, 2019

However, the Emergencies Ministry reported that the heat from the fire caused a nearby storage area and an administrative building to ignite, causing another fire about 1,000 square meters (10,764 square feet) in area. "The fire has been contained", the source said.

Outside fire was extinguished as well, head of the Emergencies Ministry's Main Directorate for the Moscow Region Sergei Poletykin reported on Thursday.

A force of over 150 firefighters battled for hours to contain the massive blaze, which covered over ten thousand square feet and threatened to spread to nearby buildings, one of them a dormitory that had to be evacuated. The fire started from an explosion at a gas pipeline, adjacent to the plant, which created a tall bursting flare. One witness, Sofiya Fesenko, watching the fire from her flat in Mytishi, said on Russian television that hot water flowed from cold taps after the fire broke out.

One person died in the course of the fire.

A woman was killed and 13 people were injured in a major fire at a power station in the Moscow region on Thursday that was put out by firefighters, the emergencies ministry and Russian media said.

The firefighting effort involved 157 personnel, two helicopters and two fire engines.

A gas pipeline caught fire near the Northern Thermal Power Plant in Mytishchi, a city about 15 miles from the outside edge of Moscow. The operation of the power plant was suspended but the plant itself was not damaged, a senior energy official said.

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