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Massive fire broke out at plant in Russian city of Izhevsk

Massive fire broke out at plant in Russian city of Izhevsk In the Russian city of Izhevsk, a massive fire broke out (photo: Getty Images)

In the Russian city of Izhevsk today, February 17, a large fire broke out at an unnamed industrial enterprise, according to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations.

It is reported that the fire in a building in Udmurtia has spread to an area of 2800 square meters. Over 70 people and 33 pieces of equipment are involved in extinguishing the fire. According to preliminary information, there are no casualties.

The department does not report what caused the large fire or what object is engulfed in flames.

Large fires in Russia

At the end of January, a number of Russian Telegram channels reported on the drone crash on the territory of the Nevsky Mazut oil refinery in St. Petersburg. Russians claim that although the drone was successfully shot down, several tanks and vehicles were still damaged by its fall.

It should be noted that drone attacks on Russian refineries are becoming increasingly systematic. For example, in January, a drone attacked one of the largest oil refineries in Yaroslavl.

Prior to this, sources of RBC-Ukraine reported that drones of the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) hit the Tuapse refinery, resulting in a powerful fire.

We also wrote that SSU drones have precisely targeted the Ust-Luga Oil terminal. Fuel processed there, among other things, is supplied to the Russian forces.

Recently, a fire occurred at the MiG plant in Moscow, which provides full maintenance for the MiG fighter-bombers, including those involved in strikes against Ukraine.