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Fire Breaks out at Gas Pipeline in Crimea


Sun 07 Jul 2024 | 07:24 AM
Taarek Refaat

Russian officials said a fire broke out late Saturday after at a gas pipeline near the village of Vinogradnoye in Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine.

  

They said the fire spread to a nearby forest and cut off gas to the resort of Alushta and more than a dozen settlements.

"There is no threat to the populated area," Russia's Emergencies Ministry said on the Telegram messaging app.

Russian-appointed officials in Crimea said late Saturday on Telegram that gas supplies to Alushta, a city of about 30,000 people, and 14 nearby settlements had been cut off.

The pipelines have been completely destroyed, restoration work will begin," the ministry said.

No injuries were reported, Russian agencies reported, citing officials. The TASS news agency reported that the fire had engulfed an area of ​​about 1,500 square meters.

It was not immediately clear what caused the incident that led to the blaze.