An explosion in a gas pipeline near St. Petersburg caused a huge fire

Video footage of a fire at a gas pipeline in the Leningrad region on November 19

Video footage of a fire at a gas pipeline in the Leningrad region on November 19

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A video of the blaze visible from the northern Russian city of St Petersburg was published by local news outlet Fontanka.

Several more videos of the fire were published by the Russian Telegram channel Baja.

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Kremlin-controlled media RIA Novosti wrote that the authorities of the Leningrad Oblast reported that the explosion occurred at a gas station in the Vsevolozhsky district near the village of Burgardovka.

The governor of the Russian region, Alexander Drozdenko, said there was no threat to the population and that the fire would not spread to residential areas.

According to him, emergency workers are trying to control the fire.

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Russia’s gas infrastructure, old and lacking investment, often suffers from accidents, and explosions in residential buildings are also common.

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