It got to the, that any major fire in the Czech Republic attracts increased attention from the press, and not only Czech. This is due to a known situation, in which in Europe it "became fashionable" to see the "trace of Russia" in almost any incidents on its territory – the notorious "Petrova with Boshirov".
A major fire is being discussed online today, which broke out on the territory of the Vitkovice metallurgical plant in the Czech city of Ostrava.
According to recent reports, fire engulfed the territory, to which scrap metal is brought, including wrecked cars, for its subsequent metallurgical processing. In this area there are about 1,5 thousand tons of scrap metal.
Jakub Kozak, spokesman for the administration of the Moravian-Silesian Region of the Czech Republic, announced that, that the authorities urged the local population not to leave their homes, close the windows tighter, as the acrid smoke from the fire spread to residential areas.
According to the local authorities of the city of Ostrava, a major fire at the Vitkovice metallurgical plant was preceded by an explosion. About, what exactly exploded, not yet reported.
eyewitnesses report, that black dense smoke covered the area of Ostrava adjacent to the enterprise:
The smoke screen is visible from anywhere in the city, as well as from the suburbs, including Frydek-Mistek.
Over fifty fire trucks are involved in extinguishing a fire, special equipment, helicopters.