OREANDA-NEWS. A fire and explosion occurred at the defense enterprise «Sloboda» in the Chachak city in Serbia. This was stated by the country's Defense Minister Alexander Vulin.

According to him, none of the employees working in the third shift were injured. The Minister noted that the authorities planned to evacuate a significant part of the city, but this was not necessary.

«After 24 hours from the last explosion, firefighters will be able to enter», the Interior Minister said. At the moment, the firefighters are waiting for the explosions to stop in order to get to the territory of the warehouses.

The mayor of the city, Milun Todorovich, said that the first explosions were heard at the ammunition depot around 1: 30 (2:30 Moscow time), he called it lucky that the fire and the explosions did not occur in the production shops. Warehouses are located 800 meters from the gates of the enterprise. Security forces evacuated residents of nearby houses, and also blocked traffic near the enterprise for several hours. Later in the morning, it was restored, except for the road leading to the factory.