Large pharmaceutical plant in Kyiv region catches fire

12:58, 26 September 2017
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Firefighters have managed to bring a fire at a large pharmaceutical plant in Kyiv region's Bila Tserkva under control, and rescuers have already begun to dismantle the debris, according to 112.ua.

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"The operation is under way at the moment. The fire was contained at night, and there is no spread of it now. Some fire pockets are being suppressed, while the dismantling of construction is ongoing, as the affected area is very large. An investigating team started to work at night. The cause of the fire will be determined based on the results of their investigation. We will continue to work today. There are no casualties," spokesperson for the State Emergency Service in Kyiv region Viktoria Ruban told 112.ua.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the fire at the Biofarma pharmaceutical plant broke out late on Monday, September 25.

Read alsoDeath toll from fire at Odesa children's camp rises to three "Production premises have caught fire … The relevant services are examining the presence of harmful substances in the air. Local residents should keep their windows closed," Bila Tserkva Town Hall reported.

Later, it announced that there was a slight excess of combustion gases in the air, according to results of the tests.

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