Saratov, June 23. A tank with diesel fuel fired up in Saratov refinery on Tuesday night. The area of the fire is being reconfirmed, said the press service of regional EMERCOM.
“At 6:25 pm an ignition of 2300 cubic meters diesel fuel tank was reported at JSC “Cracking” located at Bryansk Street of Zavodskoy District of Saratov”, – reported the department.
Eyewitnesses who noticed black smoke over the plant also talked about fire and thought that a large oil reservoir was on fire.
The fire was assigned the rank 4, all forces and means (including two fire trains) were pulled to the scene. 137 personnel and 35 units of equipment are involved in fighting the fire, including 86 people and 22 units of equipment from the Emergency Situations Ministry.
At the moment, the cause of the fire is being investigated. There was no information about any casualties so far.
OJSC “Saratov Oil Refinery”, also known as the plant “Cracking”, is a part of the oil company “Rosneft” as of March 2013.