Explosions of various intensity on the territory of Balakliya arsenal in Kharkiv region continue as of 7 a.m. March 25. Fire-fighting vehicles were deployed to localize and liquidate the head of fire. This was reported by the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
Munition is still exploding. Gas supply in the emergency zone was suspended, the work of potentially dangerous objects and transport movement through Balakliya railway station was temporarily stopped, Airspace in 40 km radius is also closed.
National Police is patrolling the streets to ensure legal order.
The units of State Emergency Service have extinguished 19 fires (4 of them during March 24), which started from explosive remnants.
On March 24, the service extracted 201 explosive items, examined and completely cleared the area around Balakliya in 3 sectors.
275 explosive items were recovered in total, they were given to the representatives of 65th arsenal.
The HQ on managing the consequences of explosions in Balakliya is working at the scene.
As 112 International reported earlier, the fire on the military arsenal in the city of Balakliya started at about 3 a.m. early on Thursday. The ammunition began detonating very quickly. The rescue workers sat that the blasts are happening on the technical territory of the arsenal, but the one off sprays are happening as well.
The biggest arsenal in the country is situated in Balakliya, it is called the 65th arsenal. Its passport capacity is 150 thousand tons, however mass media have repeatedly stated that the arsenal is overpacked.
Almost 20 000 people are evacuated from Balakliya due to the blasts on ammunition depot at Kharkiv region. Kharkiv regional police started working clock round after explosion in Balakliya.