Ammo depots explosions in Donetsk region end, 30 local residents evacuated

19:58, 22 September 2017
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Explosions in ammunition depots near the village of Maloyanysol in Donetsk region's Nikolsky district have ended, according to the Main Department of the National Police in Donetsk region.

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The incident, which was reportedly caused by wildfires in nearby fields at about 16:20 local time on Friday, September 22, had ceased by 18:20 local time on the same day, it said.

State Emergency Service personnel arrived at the scene, which was cordoned off and guarded by the police.

The rescuers are now taking measures to localize the fire.

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There is no information about casualties, while 30 local residents are reported to have been evacuated because the ammunition depots are located near a residential area. 

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