Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine Yekaterinburg

A number of sailors have been injured after a huge fire on the Yekaterinburg, a Russian nuclear submarine currently undergoing repairs at the Roslyakovo dock. The fire is now believed to be contained, but is not out. There are unconfirmed reports that a number of sailors might have been trapped in the vessel.

Because the Yekaterinburg was undergoing repairs when the fire broke out, the nuclear reactors were out of service. There was therefore no danger of a radiation leak, although there were claims of toxic smoke coming from the stricken vessel.

The fire is believed to have occurred when wooden decking caught fire, spreading to the Yekaterinburg, which is currently in dry dock. There is no official word on what happened. There is also confusion about the current situation, with some official sources saying the fire is out, and others saying it has merely been contained.

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