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Fire at Ukraine's Ichnia ammo depot localized

No injured and dead as a result of the emergency situation reported
13:24, 23 October 2018

Ukraine's Defense Ministry

No detonation of ammunition recorded on the territory of the 6th military warehouse in Ichnia, Chernihiv region, on October 22, 23, the press office of Ukraine’s State Emergency Service reported.

“No explosions on the territory of the 6th ammo depot over the past 24 hours and today were recorded,” the message says.

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It was noted that at 6:30 pm, on October 22, the firefighting chief announced that the fire was localized.

No injured and dead as a result of the emergency situation reported.

Reportedly, an explosion at the sixth armory occurred in Ichnia on October 9. The air-space within 30 km was shut down, traffic and railway movement are stopped due to the emergency situation. The Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Central Region opened a criminal proceeding on the case of explosions at the ammunition depot in Ichnia. 

Related: Ichnia ammo stocks could be blown up via cell phone, - Chief Military Prosecutor

Since October 10, ten demining groups have been working on the territory of the armoury. 70% of the administrative territory was cleared. On October 11, the fire was completely eliminated.  

Over the past four years, it's been the fifth accident with the ammunition stocks in Ukraine exploding; the incidents took place in Balakliya (Kharkiv region), Svatove (Luhansk region), and Kalynivka (Vinnytsia region).

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