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Fire in Balakliya: situation is controlled, territory inspected by foot patrols
12:06, 7 May 2018

Fire in Balakliya: situation is controlled, territory inspected by foot patrols

43 people and 10 equipment’s units involved in the elimination of the consequences

12:06, 7 May 2018

112 Agency

As at May 7, the situation in Balakliya, Kharkiv region is controlled and the territory is inspected by the foot patrols as Ukraine’s Emergency Service reported.

‘As at 7 a.m., May 7, the situation is controlled. The foot patrols hold the inspection of the territory. Totally, 43 people and 10 equipment’s units, including 6 personnel of Emergency Service and 2 equipment’s units involved in the elimination of the consequences’, the message said.

Related: Balakliya: Two fires are being quenched

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.

Related: Fire in Balakliya: possible cause is spark of fire tank’s exhaust pipe

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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