Because of the fire after the breakthrough of the pipeline near Saratov on fire to six houses
Moscow. 18 Jan. INTERFAX.RU — near Saratov in the evening on Thursday has broken the pipeline, the oil caught fire, then the fire spread to homes, has reported “Interfax” a source in the emergency services.
“There is a breakthrough of the pipeline near the village of krasnoarmeyskoye, the oil spilled, caught fire, the fire spread to the village, burning up to six houses,” the source said. All residents of homes evacuated, no injuries.
Previously Advisor to the President of Transneft press Secretary Igor Demin said that pumping oil through the main oil pipeline Kuibyshevsk-Tikhoretsk stopped due to the release of oil and subsequent fire.
According to him, the oil spillage occurred near the village red army (Angelski area) for 413 km of the pipeline.
The cause is difficult to determine due to the outbreak of the fire. Came out roughly 900 cubic metres of oil that spilled in the length of 1.5 km due to a knockdown of the fire the fire occurred.Igor Dienpress-Secretary of “Transneft”
According to him, the result was a fire two houses.
Arrived at the scene of the fire brigade engaged in extinguishing houses, one of which is already extinguished, carried out the evacuation of residents, said the spokesman. Transneft decides on the location of the victims.
The threat of ingress of oil into the Volga, which flows nearby, the company believes it is unlikely, since the ice thickness at present is 15 cm.
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