Published: 2023-05-03 11:17
Last Updated: 2023-09-28 00:24
A fuel depot caught fire overnight in the Russian village of Volna, close to the bridge to the Crimean peninsula, the local governor said early Wednesday, AFP reported.
"A tank with petroleum products caught fire in Volna village of Temryuksky district. The fire has been assigned the highest level of severity," Krasnodar Krai governor Veniamin Kondratyev said on Telegram, without mentioning the cause of the blaze.
"According to preliminary information, there are no dead or injured," he said, adding there was no threat to residents.
"Everything possible is being done so that the fire does not spread further."
Volna is at the end of the bridge over the Kerch Strait linking Russia to Crimea.
In October 2022, the Russian-built bridge was partially destroyed by a truck bomb in an attack Moscow blamed on Ukraine. Kyiv has denied it.