Pipeline fire near Moscow under control

Nov. 3, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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MOSCOW, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A gas pipeline fire that erupted outside of Moscow has been contained, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said.

The fire started at 4:50 a.m. Saturday along the Oborniki-Shitnikovo branch of the gas main in the Shcholkovo district outside of Moscow, ITAR-Tass reported.

No one was injured in the fire, but 10 houses were damaged, the ministry said.

The ministry said the fire may leave Balashikha, Monino and Chernoye without gas.

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