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Steppe fire threatens the Eastern Cosmodrome
A natural fire in the Amur region threatens the Eastern cosmodrome. About it сообщает "Interfax" with reference to a source in the regional technical supervision services.
"Just a few kilometers from the cosmodrome, an open steppe fire occurs, triggered by a fall of grass. The fire has not been stopped yet. If the wind strengthens, it can spread to objects under construction at the second turn of the cosmodrome," the agency source said.
The fire is located in 20 km from the spaceport, clarifies RIA News.
In the area of fire, a south-westerly wind blows, reaching speeds of up to 7m / s. At the moment, 69 man and 13 units of equipment are involved in extinguishing the fire, according to the Ministry of Emergency Situations.