A natural fire crept up to the Vostochny spaceport

Uncontrolled natural elements can sometimes pose a threat to the most technological creations of man.

Conflicting messages come from the outskirts of the Amur Region, where a natural fire resulting from a fall of grass began to move toward the Vostochny spaceport.

A number of media reports that the fire propagation band is located several kilometers from the borders of the cosmodrome and that there is a real threat of fire to buildings on the territory of Vostochny.

In the same time, TASS, with reference to the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, notifies that the fire front is located 4 kilometers from the airdrome complex under construction and 20 kilometers from the cosmodrome itself.

The message of the Ministry of Emergencies also indicated that the fire zone is 5 hectares and is under the control of emergency personnel.

It should be noted that natural fires are the scourge of the Trans-Baikal Territory and annually cause enormous damage to the most remote region of Russia.

Recall that, according to the interim governor of the Trans-Baikal Territory, Alexander Osipov, the damage from these fires in 2018 amounted to 1 billion rubles.

Given the importance of the cosmodrome as an object of all-Russian significance, there is no doubt that all the forces available in the region will be raised to protect it from fire.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 26 2019 18: 12
    - And the "fire" will be followed by the "flood" ... - We must somehow rehabilitate the "Vostochny" cosmodrome ... - If only the "meteorite" does not fall on it ...
  2. T. Henks Offline T. Henks
    T. Henks (Igor) April 27 2019 15: 20
    There is a hole in the launch pad. Overlooked.