Because of the fire at CHP-2 in Novosibirsk without electricity remain more than 18 thousand people. This was reported in the Ministry of energy of Russia, reports RIA Novosti.
The Ministry clarified that under reconstruction.
In the regional head office of the Ministry of emergency situations reported on the elimination of open burning. The dead and injured there.
The cause of the fire has not been determined, but authorities said that the CHP was burning oil. “Fence block walls did not allow fire to spread beyond the substation,” — said in the MOE.
A source at the substation was reported to “Interfax” that the CHP transformer caught fire allegedly due to short circuit. First, there was a pop and then the fire started.