Russia: After a possible drone strike, the fire at the Russian fuel depot in Crimea was put out
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, MAMOS Nigeria
A fuel storage facility fire in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol that appeared to have been started by a drone strike has been put out, according to the governor who has been installed by Moscow.
A large area along the water’s edge was on fire, and a column of black smoke was rising from the fuel that was burning, as was captured on social media earlier on Saturday. Different pictures showed an immense pall of smoke looming over the area. The location in Kozacha Bay has more than a dozen fuel tanks.
The strike, purportedly by a “kamikaze” drone, came a day after a rush of rocket assaults on Ukrainian urban communities killed 26 individuals, remembering numerous for a condo block in Uman in the Cherkasy district.
A firefighting train was reportedly brought in to try to put out the fire after the 4.30 a.m. drone strike.
Mikhail Razvozhayev, the city’s governor, wrote on Telegram that “according to preliminary information, the fire was caused by a drone hit.” He was installed in the city by Russia.
He stated, “Our firefighters and all operative services control the situation.” It will take some time to locate the fire because of the large volume of fuel.
According to Razvozhayev, the fire was given the highest possible level of difficulty—level four—in terms of how difficult it would be to put out. He stated that it would not hinder fuel supplies in Sevastopol and had not resulted in any casualties.