A significant blaze erupted at a pallet manufacturing facility and a production structure in the Krasnoyarsk region, spanning over 21,528 square feet. Despite the scale, Rusal confirmed that its nearby Siberian aluminium smelter remained unaffected.
The fire ignited yesterday evening, with firefighters promptly mobilizing to combat the flames. As of October 4th, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations reported successful containment, ensuring the fire did not spread to nearby structures. The Krasnoyarsk region’s Omelyanivsky district saw no injuries from this incident, a testament to the emergency services’ efficiency.
TASS, a state-owned Russian news agency, detailed the extent of the damage: pallets engulfed in flames covered an area of about 21,528 square feet, while a production building took up an additional 2,153 square feet.
Moreover, an adjacent service area for cargo trucks was near the blaze, as communicated to the Russian media by the nation’s emergency services representatives.
On the morning of October 4th, another significant fire was reported on the premises of an aluminum plant in Krasnoyarsk. Local citizens described initial explosions. The Russian MNS identified the source as a transformer that had ignited, with the fire spanning around 538 square feet.
Recent trends highlight a surge in explosions and fires across the Russian Federation. Some of these incidents are believed to be connected to unidentified drone attacks. As evidence, explosions were reported last night in Bryansk and Belgorod, with authorities activating air defense systems. “Flyovers” were also reported in Shebekino, Belgorod region. Additionally, a substantial fire engulfed a warehouse in Rostov-on-Don on the evening of October 2nd.
This series of events raises concerns about safety and security within the nation, as local authorities continue investigations. The specific cause of the fires in Krasnoyarsk remains under review.