Fire-fighters managed to contain the fire that sparked in the Magnit distribution center in the village of Nechayevka, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told TASS, ONA reports.
"The fire in the Voronezh Region was contained on an area of 42,000 square meters at 4:12 Moscow time," an Emergencies Ministry employee said. No victims were reported.
The fire-fighting continues.
Law enforcement bodies reported that several scenarios are being studied, including an electrotechnical failure and the violation of safety rules. The source did not rule out that "the fire fighters were called on late, so the fire had covered a large area."
The press service of the Main Directorate for the Voronezh Region of the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported that by the time the fire fighters arrived to the scene, half of the building, 20,000 meters, was on fire. The emergency services received the fire report at 0:08 Moscow time.
A fire sparked in a distribution center in the Voronezh Region, with 20,000 square meters ablaze, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry told TASS, ONA reports.
"At 0:08 Moscow time fire in the building of the distribution center in the village of Nechayevka, Novousmansky district was reported. The area covered by fire is 20,000 square meters," an Emergencies Ministry employee said.
The total are of the facility is 42,000 square meters. According to preliminary data, the fire sparked on the roof.
There were no people in the building and no one was injured, according to preliminary information. Ninety-five people and almost 40 vehicles are involved in the fire-fighting efforts.
An emergency source specified that a Magnit distribution center is on fire.
A laboratory crew was deployed to the site to assess the maximum permissible concentration of hazardous substances.