Russian firefighters put out fire at power plant near Moscow

Russian firefighters put out fire at power plant near Moscow

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that broke out at a gas pipeline on the premises of a thermal power plant in Mytishchi, near Moscow, Russian Deputy Emergencies Minister Ilya Denisov said.

"The fire at a high-pressure gas pipeline has been put out. The firefighting operation is underway at a transformer station and at certain hotbeds of fire, and a foam attack is being prepared. There is no threat to the residents of the Moscow Region and the environment," TASS cited the official as saying.

The area of the fire exceeded 1,000 square meters, the fire-fighting headquarters said. "The building’s roof is on fire on an area of more than 1,000 square meters," the source added.

At least twelve people have been injured in the fire at the gas pipeline near the power station, a source in the Emergency Medicine Center said. One man was airlifted by helicopter to a burn center in Podolsk.

The firefighting effort involved 157 personnel, two helicopters and two fire engines.

A high-pressure gas station, a gas pipeline, technical facilities and an administration building caught fire on the premises of the Severnaya thermal power plant in Chelobityevo, Mytishchi today.