The fire broke out in one of the carriages of a passenger train in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, following the route Novy Urengoy – Orenburg, the press service of the Ural Transport Prosecutor’s Office reports.
“On the stretch of Khanymei – Noyabrsk-2 of the Sverdlovsk railway, a fire occurred in car 13 of passenger train 379 on the Novy Urengoy – Orenburg route”the department said.
It is specified that at the time of the incident there were 19 people in the train car. The car had to be uncoupled to put out the fire. The fire was extinguished and there were no casualties. It is noted that because of the incident, the movement of trains on this section was hindered.
According to the preliminary version, the cause of the fire could be arson. Investigators are already at the scene. The transport prosecutor’s office also joined the investigation of the incident.