In Samara the emergency workers extinguish a major fire in a warehouse of rocket-space center (RCC) “Progress”. The fire had covered an area of a thousand square meters, reported RIA “news” a source in the emergency services of the region.

Previously the regional Glaucus MOE reported a fire in a two story warehouse with an area of 400 square meters. Currently, according to sources, the fight against the fire are 27 crews.

In a press-service of Department of EMERCOM of Russia in the region , “Interfax” stated that the message on ignition arrived in the third hour of the day. No information on casualties.

In the EMERCOM in the Samara region reported that the fire is quenched on the street Samara in the warehouse of finished products of the enterprise “Progress”. Law enforcement explained that at the burning warehouse no components of missile technology.

The fire in the warehouse could cause a short circuit, have informed “Interfax” a source in the regional supervision services. “The fire was located in the annexe to the warehouse, checks the version of malfunction there is wiring in power or its the wrong gasket, or mechanical damage,” – said the Agency interlocutor. In addition, versions are considered unsafe practices in the warehouse and the human factor.

Joint-stock company “space-Rocket center “Progress” (JSC SRC “Progress”) is one of the leading enterprises of Russian rocket-space industry. The company was established in 1996 by merging the Central specialized design Bureau (TsSKB) and the Samara plant “Progress”.

Boosters production of “Progress” launch manned and cargo spacecraft under the ISS program, Russian and foreign spacecraft. Since October 2011 launches of carrier rockets “Soyuz-ST” produced from the spaceport in French Guiana.

In Samara lit warehouse space-rocket center “Progress” 18.10.2016

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