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Russia explosion: Huge blast at military base – major disaster sparks evacuation | World | News

The garrison, in the remote region of Ryazan, went up in flames as a result of a grass fire, state news agency Tass reported. A Western Military District statement said: “A gusty wind spread the fire to the artillery ammunition storage site. The military garrison’s on-duty fire-fighting team started to extinguish the blaze but failed to stop the fire outbreak. “Sporadic munition explosions are currently observed on the technical premises of the military base.”

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