Officials dispatched a special train stocked with firefighting foam Saturday night when fire swept through a 6,000 square meter brick factory in eastern Russia, local media report.
At about 6:15 p.m. fire broke out at the one-story factory in Davlekanovo, Bashkiria. Within three hours the special fire train sent by the Ministry of Emergency Situations arrived to lend aid to local firefighters.
“To ensure the uninterrupted supply of fire extinguishing agents, a fire train with a volume of fire extinguishing agents of 120 cubic meters is involved,” a government press release states. “Also, an air mobile group of a specialized fire and rescue unit in the amount of three pieces of equipment and 21 personnel arrived at the site of the fire.”
The battle lasted eight hours before responders could bring the fire under control.
No injuries were reported. At the height of the emergency 93 emergency personnel and 28 pieces of equipment were present at the fire scene.
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