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Russian Ammo Dump On Fire - 7,500 Evacuated

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posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 02:32 PM
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An ammunition depot in Kamchatka started to burn late Friday. The depot reportedly belong to the Joint Group of Troops and Naval Forces of Northeastern Russia (the Pacific Fleet). Exploding artillery shells were flying to a range of up to 4 km. 7,500 people from five villages were evacuated. They think the fire may have been caused by arson to cover up theft of ammunition.


Pravda: 7,000 people evacuated from flaming ammunition depot in Russia's Far East

10/01/2005




According to Georgy Romanovich, explosions have become less powerful. "The last powerful explosions rocked the burning ammunition depot two or three hours ago," said he.

The burning ammunition depots are located some 50 kilometers far from the regional center, the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Officials say that it is still impossible to start extinguishing the fire because of ongoing explosions. "Special services can only observe the area for the time being," said he.

Spokesmen for the regional department of the Russian EMERCOM told Interfax, however, that about 7,000 people had been evacuated form the dangerous area in the Kamchatka region of Russia's Far East. The most powerful explosions took place in the middle of the night; three of the blasts were especially strong, Interfax said.



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MosNews: 7,500 Villagers Evacuated After Explosions at Ammunition Depots in Russia’s Far East

01.10.2005


About 7,500 people have been evacuated from their villages in the far eastern region of Kamchatka after a fire began in the military stores late Friday, causing explosions of ammunition, RIA Novosti reported.

The incident occurred 93 miles north of the regional capital, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The stores reportedly belong to the Joint Group of Troops and Naval Forces of Northeastern Russia, linked to the Pacific Fleet. The Kamchatka Peninsula is home to Russia’s major naval base.

Several people recieved slight injuries, Emergency officials told journalists. The fire is still in action.

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RIA Novosti: Fire at Kamchatka arms depot may have been caused by arson -- prosecutors

01/ 10/ 2005


Shell fragments at the scene of the accident were flying to a range of up to 4 km.Local authorities closed Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport, thus cutting the peninsula off from the mainland.

All residents living within 15 km around the base were evacuated to the town of Elizovo. In all, about 7,500 people live in the area, the Emergency Situations Ministry Kamchatka Territorial Administration said.

The Military Prosecutor's Office opened an investigation. "Special attention will be given to the theory that the fire may have been caused by arson designed to cover up the theft of ammunition," a spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Prosecutor's Office said.

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Arson to cover up ammo theft. Yup, that sounds very likely.

Related Links And Resources:
Guardian: Russian Ammo Dump Fire Prompts Evacuation
Russian Ammo Dump Fire Prompts Evacuation (AP)
Scotsman: Thousands flee ammo blaze
Swissinfo: Thousands evacuated after Russian munitions blaze
Listen to the Russian national anthem (BBC)




posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 02:42 PM
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Nice coverage of the story.
for you

Now this is a nice conspiracy base, stolen ammo covered up by arson, or a surgical attack by those the ammo was going to be used on. Could go any numbers of ways.



posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 02:43 PM
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I hope there isn't any nuclear material there.

Thanks for the link to the Russian National Anthem, it's nice to hear that while looking at all the bombs blowing up



posted on Oct, 1 2005 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
I hope there isn't any nuclear material there.


I'm sure there isn't if it was, being that it could be the "stolen ammo covered up by arson", brings a whole new meaning to "hot load" now doesn't it.



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posted on Oct, 2 2005 @ 12:26 AM
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Nuclear material? Is a fire really going to set off nuclear material anyway?



posted on Oct, 2 2005 @ 11:05 AM
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set it off--probably not, cover up the theft of it, absolutly!



posted on Oct, 2 2005 @ 03:49 PM
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RIA Novosti: Defense Ministry depots still ablaze in Far East

02/ 10/ 2005


The Defense Ministry's ammo depots in the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East that caught fire Friday night are still burning, a high-ranking military official said Sunday.

It is still unclear why the fire occurred, but one of the versions voiced by a spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Prosecutor's Office is that "the fire may have been caused by arson designed to cover up the theft of ammunition."

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And I found a better picture on a norwegian site. They say nine villages were evacuated.

Dagbladet: Ni byer evakuert etter ammunisjonsbrann

Photo: Scanpix/AP



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