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Balakliya: Two fires are being quenched

Within the technical zone, three fire tanks of the Armed Forces and aviation are working
18:30, 5 May 2018

112 Agency

On the site of the fire in Balakliya (Kharkiv region) on the territory of military depots, two fire focuses are being quenched. This is written in the message of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

It is reported that as of 08:00 on May 5 on the technical territory of the "65 Arsenal" military unit in Balakliya there is a slight smoldering of 2 separate fires. Explosions of munitions are not observed.

It is also reported that the day before the fire in Balakliya was localized on an area of about 35 hectares. Within the technical zone, three fire brigades of the Armed Forces and aviation were working
. Since the beginning of the fire extinguishing, aviation has carried out 23 discharges of water. The temporary prohibition of the use of airspace within a radius of 30 km and a height of 6 km continues.

As we reported the fire occurred at the armament depot in Balakliya, Kharkiv region on May 3. According to the Defense Ministry, the fire tank ran over some explosive device during the execution of the technical works.

According to the press service of the General Staff of Ukraine, the dry grass caught fire at 13:55 at the former technical territory of the 65th arsenal in Balakliya. The works on the cleaning and demining of the armaments' debris that did not explode during the previous fire took place and the new fire has begun.

As at 19:30 on May 3, the firemen succeeded to localize the fire. The police investigates the incident due to the negligence to the military service.

As 112 International reported, a series of powerful blasts took place at an ammunition storage facility in Kharkiv region on late March 23. The incident occurred near the town of Balakliya. Many of the locals were evacuated from the town and its vicinities. The fire caused by the blasts was finally extinguished the day after that, by the evening of March 24. Numerous casualties and even a fatality were reported.

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