Gas Flow Continues After Fire at Russian Pipeline, No Injuries

(Reuters) — Depressurization of an export gas pipeline transiting the Myshkinsky district of the Yaroslavl region north of Moscow sparked a fire but caused no casualties on Monday, Russia's emergencies ministry said.

Russia's state-owned RIA news agency quoted the press office of the local unit of the Russian energy giant Gazprom, Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta, as saying gas transit was sustained in full through parallel pipelines.

"At this time, the fire has been extinguished," the ministry for emergency situations said on its Telegram channel. "There were no casualties or damage. The incident did not affect gas supply to the population."

The regional governor, Mikhail Yevrayev, said on his Telegram channel that specialists were repairing a break in the Ukhta-Torzhok-3 line near the village of Rypy, which is about 175 miles north of Moscow. Supplies to local settlements were unaffected, he added.

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