By MarEx 2015-08-13 10:20:12
An oil pipeline leak sparked a fire in the Moscow River. According to reports, pillars of smoke could be seen up to 10 miles away. There were no deaths, but three people, including one child, are being treated for respiratory tract issues. The pipeline is owned by the Transneft oil pipeline company.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. Rescue workers say the flames were sparked after a nearby grass fire reached the spill.
Gazprom Neft, Moscow’s state-run oil refinery, says its operations have been unaffected by the fire.