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Fire in Balakliya: Emergency Service continues inspection of territory
10:32, 8 May 2018

Fire in Balakliya: Emergency Service continues inspection of territory

The situation is under control of State Emergency Service of Ukraine

10:32, 8 May 2018

Slobozhanyn

The workers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine continue to inspect the territory of the armament depot in Balakliya, Kharkiv region as the service reported.

'As at May 8, the situation is under control. The foot patrols inspect the territory. Totally, 35 people and 12 equipment’s units, including 6 personnel of Emergency Service and 2 equipment’s units involved in the elimination of the consequences’, the message said.
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 in Balakliya: situation is controlled, territory inspected by foot patrols

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: Balakliya: Two fires are being quenched

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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