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Fire at the Peter Zhitnikov floating base does not threaten the environment of the Kuril Islands yet

Fire at the Peter Zhitnikov floating base does not threaten the environment of the Kuril Islands yet
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Fire extinguishing work continues for more than a day at the Peter Zhitnikov floating base. As it became known, there are about a thousand tons of fuel on board. According to experts, so far there is no threat to the ecology of the Kuril Islands.

As the Interfax With reference to the head of the Far Eastern expeditionary rescue team, Vladimir Bardyk, it is now difficult to predict how long it will take to extinguish the fire. The canning shop burns on an area of ​​about 200 sq. m. A team of 90 people is fighting the fire.

Fire at the floating base "Peter Zhitnikov" happened on the night of September 24. The vessel was located 48 km from the Iturup island of the Kuril ridge. More than 350 people were evacuated, there was only an emergency team that could not put out the fire for the second day.