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Russian Nuclear Submarine On Fire In Arctic Dock

Russian sub fireA Russian nuclear submarine is on fire at an Arctic naval shipyard and firefighters are tackling the blaze, Russian media report.

The Oryol-class submarine’s reactor is not at risk at the Severodvinsk base, Lenta.ru website reports.

The fire broke out during repairs and the vessel does not have weapons on board, Interfax news agency reports.

The sub joined the Northern Fleet in 1992, reports say, and on operations it is armed with anti-ship missiles.
There have been no reports of casualties.

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