In the Ministry of Defense reported that the rescuers localized the cells of the fire in the military warehouse near Ichnia, Chernihiv region. This was stated by the head of the department of communications and press of the Ministry of Defense Oleksiy Chernobay from the scene, Ukrainska Pravda writes.

“As of 14:00, the cells of the fire are localized. The intensity of the explosions continues to decrease, smoke is observed over the warehouse territory, and there are isolated explosions,” the ministry said.

Chernobay said that in the zone around the arsenal of weapons diminished, so the operational headquarters decided to conduct aerial exploration of the site of the emergency.

The fire captured about 682.6 hectares of arsenal.

More than 12 thousand people evacuated from the area of emergency.

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