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Fourteen villages have been evacuated and a motorway closed after a huge blaze at an ammunitions depot south-east of the Russian capital, Moscow.

"Thirteen people were injured", the regional government said in a statement, specifying that one individual is now in an emergency room.

A wildfire broke out on Wednesday afternoon on the territory of a depot in the Ryazan region southeast of Moscow, reportedly containing some 75,000 tonnes of munitions.

Local authorities imposed a state of emergency in the region, located in western Russian Federation.

A spokesman said a grass fire started near the artillery depot around 1.10pm before "gusty winds" spread it to woodlands and then the base itself.

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Rounds could be heard detonating once every five to ten seconds, Russian news agencies said, while videos showed several large fireballs rising into the sky.

Regional governor Nikolai Lyubimov described the situation as "complex" but said in a statement in the evening that "the worst is behind us, the situation is under control".

Servicemen from the local firefighting garrison and a firefighting train have been sent to the site to localize the blaze. He said that the department is building up the grouping of forces and means to eliminate fires in the settlements of the Ryazan region, which fell into the affected area from the bursting of shells.

A hundred firefighters are now being scrambled back to the base, while an Il-76 tanker plane and military helicopters have been put on standby.



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