Fire at Ashuluk military test site localized

Fire at Ashuluk military test site localized

Military personnel have localized the fire at the Ashuluk military test site near Astrakhan, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"Firefighters have localized the fire at the Ashuluk test site in the Astrakhan Region. Nobody was hurt. Evacuation of the personnel proved unnecessary," TASS cited the Defense Ministry’s press-service as saying.

According to earlier reports, a rocket engine caught fire during routine work inside a warehouse of non-combat parts of missile targets. The Defense Ministry has dispatched a panel of inquiry to the scene of the incident.

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