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15 Sep 2020 | 12:26 PM UTC

Czech Republic: Authorities conduct evacuations in Bílina following explosion at police ammunition depot September 15

Czech Republic News Alert

Authorities evacuate area of Chudeřice suburb of Bílina (Teplice district) following an explosion at a police ammunition depot on September 15; follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/17/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Prague). COUNTRY/REGION Bílina (Teplice district), Teplice district (Ústí nad Labem region)

Event

Firefighters are responding to a situation in the Chudeřice suburb of Bílina (Teplice district; Ústí nad Labem region) following an explosion and resultant fire at a police ammunition depot on Tuesday, September 15. People within a 500 meter (1640 ft) radius of the building have been evacuated and nearby roads have been closed. Firefighters are struggling to control the fire due to continuing explosions. The cause of the initial explosion has not been confirmed.

Residual disruptions to overland transport and businesses nearby are expected in the coming hours.

Advice

Those in the vicinity of the incident are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, including evacuation orders.

 

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