Deadly military warehouse explosion sends red fireball into night sky

BAIKAL REGION, Russia (NBC/EBU) — An explosion at a military warehouse in the Siberian Baikal region sent a red ball of fire into the sky overnight.

At least 10 people died after a fire broke out at the warehouse.

The victims were in a truck traveling near warehouse when a sudden explosion happened. Two were military personnel, and the other eight were civilians.

Russia’s Defense Ministry said the fire had been extinguished, though the cause of the blaze was unclear.

More than 2,000 people were reportedly evacuated from three villages near the area where the fire was burning. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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