Emergencies service: 16 tanks with fuel burning near Kyiv

12:27, 09 June 2015
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A total of 16 tanks with fuel are already burning at oil depot in Vasylkivskiy district of Kyiv region, the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) reported on Tuesday.

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According to the report, firemen have already put out the fire in one tank with a capacity of 900 cubic meters and are continuing to fight fires in 16 tanks, of which eight tanks have a capacity of 900 cubic meters and another eight have a capacity of 50 cubic meters.

"The main focus in fighting with fire is through a foam attack, as well as to protect and cool nearby fuel tanks," the report says.

It was also reported that the blasts in above-ground fuel tanks occurred as a result of the spread of fire. The volume of damage and number of casualties are being determined, emergencies workers said.

Those involved in fighting the fire are working around the clock.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on Tuesday, at about 0800, a powerful explosion ripped through the oil depot, where a fire broke out yesterday.

According to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, six firefighters have been hospitalized, while another two are missing.

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