The flame of cane developed in an open area in Balakliya, Kharkiv region. There was a threat of the fire spread to the residential sector; however, the rescuers localized the fire as the Emergency Service of Ukraine reported.
Thus, the rescuers stated that on October 6, at 12:27 p.m., they received the message about the fire at Tsentralna Street.
Three detachments of the Emergency Service, a detachment of Balakliya forestry and a detachment of the military unit arrived at the site. The cane at the 4.5 hectares was on fire at the place of the incident. There was a threat of fire spread to the residential sector and other objects.
However, as of 14:20 Kyiv time, the firemen localized the fire seat. There is no threat of the fire spread.
As we reported, a series of powerful blasts took place at an ammunition storage facility in Kharkiv region on late March 23, 2017. 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.
May 3, 2018, the fire occurred in the Balakliya armament depot. According to the Defense Ministry, the fire tank ran over some explosive device during the execution of the technical works.
On November 15, 2019, the explosions took place again near the Balakliya ammunition depot, Kharkiv region. Two military snipers died; five soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine sustained wounds.