Explosions ceased in Balakliya, - Ukraine’s Emergency Service

Source : 112 Ukraine

The smoldering of two separate hotbeds is observed
15:00, 4 May 2018


The fire at the territory of the military base in Balakliya, Kharkiv region is localized, the explosions ceased as the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported.

The smoldering of two separate hotbeds is observed.

The restriction for the movement of the vehicles around Balakliya is lifted. The evacuated population returned to homes.

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The temporary ban for the use of the airspace in 30 kilometers radius and 6,000 meters height acts.

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.

Related: Fire at arsenal in Balakliya: Minor ignition sites almost extinguished

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.

Related: Fire at arsenal in Balakliya: Low-power explosions, minor flames observed

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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