Russia: Fire spreads over 12,000 square meters in south St. Petersburg

A fire at a storage facility in the south of St. Petersburg has spread over 12,000 square meters, said local emergencies on Tuesday.

“At 02:59 (2359 GMT Monday), the fire danger rating was increased to level 4. The hangar is burning across its entire area, the structure of the facility has collapsed,” Sputnik reported, quoting a representative of the local branch of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

There have been no reports of casualties so far, said the ministry.

The fire started at around 02:13 a.m. local time (2313 GMT Monday) at a large storage facility which was located in an industrial zone along the Moscow highway, south of St. Petersburg, according to the emergency authorities.

Over 100 firefighters and two dozen of equipment units have been rushing to the scene to put out the blaze.