Gas station explodes, catches fire outside of St. Petersburg
A large explosion, followed by a fire, occurred not far from the north-east limit of St. Petersburg. Witnesses have posted photos and videos to social media.
Authorities in the Leningrad region say the explosion happened in a filling station in the Vsevolozhsky District, near the village of Berngardovka.
Two teams are currently working to extinguish the fire. Alexander Drozdenko, governor of the Leningrad region, said there was no threat of the fire spreading to residential areas and that, according to preliminary data, no one has been injured.
According to emergency services, a loss of pressure in the pipeline caused the explosion and the fire.
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