OREANDA-NEWS. In Novosibirsk, at 60 Gusinobrodskoye Highway, a gas station is on fire, fuel tanks are exploding. According to the operational information of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, six people were injured, four of whom were hospitalized in the regional burn center. Among the hospitalized are two firefighters who were the first to arrive to the call.

As a result of a fire at a gas filling station in Novosibirsk, 16 people were injured in total. A sharp increase in the number of victims is reported by TASS with reference to the emergency services.

Earlier it was reported about six victims. “Medical assistance was required by 16 victims. The severity of their condition is established. Among them are two firefighters. Both are hospitalized, ”the agency's source said.

The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case on the fact of a fire at a gas station. "In the IC in the Novosibirsk region a criminal case has been initiated under part 2 of article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (" Performing work or providing services that do not meet safety requirements ")," the department said.

Earlier it was reported that containers and cylinders with fuel explode at the gas station.

The area of the fire is currently 800 square meters. Tanks and cylinders with fuel explode at the gas station. The difficulty number of the fire has been increased to the third. More than 60 people extinguish a fire at the Eurogas gas station in Novosibirsk, the press service of the regional head office of the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported.

The reason for what happened is being investigated.