MOSCOW (AP) — An explosion at a Russian military base in Siberia has set off fires and injured at least two people.
The explosion on Monday was at an ammunition dump at the base, located 10 kilometers from Achinsk, a closed military town in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia.
Emergency services were evacuating residents from the area.
Local authorities say residents don't face an immediate threat but asked people to stay area from the military base.
No information has been released yet about the type of ammunition stored at the base. Several Russian media reports described the facility as a storage site for artillery shells.