Fire breaks out near Iskander missile manufacturer in Moscow Oblast

15 February, 11:10 AM
The fire occurred in the city of Kolomna (Photo:МНС РФ)

The fire occurred in the city of Kolomna (Photo:МНС РФ)

A fire broke out across the street from an Iskander cruise missile manufacturing facility in Moscow Oblast, Russia, according to a video shared by Russian media.

The blaze reportedly started in a hanger in a non-functional factory in the city of Kolomna, covering over 900 square meters (about 9,700 square feet). The ceilings between the building's floors were partly destroyed as a result of the incident.

The facility across the street is reportedly unharmed. It is responsible for producing shells for multiple launch rocket and man-portable air defense systems, in addition to Iskander cruise missiles.

Video of day

Russian media reported in December that production of Iskander missiles, MLRS and shells for them had grown at times in Russia to meet the order of the Ministry of Defence.

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