A raging fire ripped through a leading Russian missile-making plant in Siberia on April 26, 2019.
Toxic plumes of black smoke were seen pouring from the secretive KrasMash complex with reports of ‘explosions’.
The plant makes the fearsome new-generation Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile nicknamed Satan-2, which Vladimir Putin said this month is close to deployment.
The roof of a key part of the complex was reported to be ablaze at the hub which also makes Sineva ballistic missiles and sections of Zenith and Proton rockets.
Black fumes blanketed the industrial city of Krasnoyarsk on the Yenisei River, with the area fire reported to be 5000 square metres – or 54,000 square feet.
The regional Ministry of Emergencies said that 38 fire-fighters and 13 units of fire extinguishing equipment were at the site.
Eye witnesses said they heard ‘the sound of explosions’. ‘The roof of one of KrasMash’s buildings is burning,’ said an emergencies sources.
The Krasmash factory in Krasnoyarsk is reportedly on fire. Krasmash builds ballistic missiles, including the new Sarmat ICBM, and the Sineva and Layner submarine-launched ballistic missiles, as well as products for the space industry. 1/https://t.co/JcjBxqKDCi pic.twitter.com/pj2ynxBdFp— Rob Lee (@RALee85) April 26, 2019
It is understood that workers were evacuated from the plant however it is not immediately known if there are casualties.
But this is less terrible than the fire at Notre Dame de Paris!