Fire Erupts At St. Petersburg Warehouse

A fire has erupted in the Russian metropolis of Saint Petersburg, reportedly spreading to over 3,000 square meters (32,292 square feet). The fire is reported to be at a tire warehouse on Salova Street in the Frunzensky district.

“In the open area of the enterprise, burning of finished products and car tires occurs,” the St. Petersburg office of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.


Russian fire crews batle the blaze in St. Petersburg. Photo Credit: Ksenia Poteeva/Fontanka.ru
Russian fire crews batle the blaze in St. Petersburg. Photo Credit: Ksenia Poteeva/Fontanka.ru

According to local media, 58 firefighters, 16 piece of fire equipment, and a helicopter have responded to the blaze. A local news reporter, Ekaterina Shipilova, with Channel 78 News stated that “it is almost impossible to breathe in the area because of the acrid smoke.”

Russian news also claims that a fire train is heading to the site and a Ka-32 helicopter has been put on alert. The pillar of smoke is reportedly visible from multiple districts of the city. Prosecutors have begun investigating the cause of the fire. There have no reported victims yet.

 

Mike Godwin
Mike Godwinhttp://mikereports.org
Mike Godwin is a freelance journalist who focuses on defense and security matters in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, as well as NATO, Russia, and the Black Sea. He is a combat veteran of the United States Army and currently lives in Tbilisi, Georgia where he operates his journalism, analysis, and OSINT brand, MikeReports.

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