The Ministry of Emergency Situations informed about the incident Russia. The fire broke out at the Markovskoye oil and gas condensate field, 2.5 km from the village of Verknemarkovo, the statement said. The ministry noted that the natural gas refinery caught fire, but the fire did not pose a threat to other facilities.
According to the TASS system, firefighters were involved in extinguishing the fire, but automatic fire extinguishing systems were also used. Igor Kobzev, the governor of Irkutsk region, reported that one person was injured. However, according to Konstantin Vlasov, the mayor of the village of Verknemarkovo, five people were injured. In turn, TASS, citing data from the hospital, reported that “there are victims, the patients are in bad condition, all the doctors are collected from the village and work there.”
The Ministry of Emergency Situations said that no one died in the fire and the fire has already been brought under control.
A series of fires in Russia
It also happened in Russia on Saturday fire. A warehouse of a candy factory in Vladivostok, on the southern part of the Muravyova-Amursky Peninsula, was set on fire. The fire spread over an area of 2,000 square meters.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, flames had already covered the walls and roof of the building, the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported. “The roof collapsed and the fire spread to a nearby warehouse,” the ministry said in a statement.
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