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Russia – Fire Oil Refinery In Irkutsk Region

Russia – Fire Oil Refinery In Irkutsk Region

MOSCOW, Feb 25 (Reuters) – A fire broke out at a small oil refinery in the Russian region of Irkutsk on Sunday, but was put out within quarter of an hour, the local Emergency Ministry said on Monday.

The fire at the refinery in the Siberian city of Angarsk broke out at 1544 local time (0744 GMT) and was extinguished by 1758 (0958 GMT).

The fire was extinguished by the Company Fire Brigade with support from regional and local fire fighters using a combination of fire fighting foam and water.

There was an oil spill covering an area of 500 square metres which led to a fire at the facility’s primary crude refining unit, the ministry said.

The refinery was not owned by Russian oil giant Rosneft and was a separate, small facility, a local official said.

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