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Nighttime blaze engulfs Novolipetsk metallurgical plant in Russia

Russian official hinted at the possibility of a drone being the cause of the fire.
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Nighttime blaze engulfs Novolipetsk metallurgical plant in Russia

Last night, a significant fire erupted within one of the workshops at the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant (NLMK) in Russia. The incident was reported by Igor Artamonov, the Governor of the Lipetsk Region, who suggested a potential drone involvement.

This incident occurred at a time when Ukraine increasingly targets objects on the territory of Russia using drones.

According to Governor Artamonov, the blaze originated in one of the NLMK workshops, causing a series of explosions that were audible in the city of Lipetsk. While details are still emerging, Artamonov hinted at the possibility of a drone being the cause of the fire.

“We witnessed a fire breakout in one of the NLMK workshops… According to unconfirmed information from security services, the ignition may have been triggered by the crash of an unmanned aerial vehicle. Currently, we are verifying this information along with videos circulating on social media,” stated Governor Artamonov.

Simultaneously, video footage capturing the intensity of the fire at NLMK is circulating on various telegram channels.

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