As Chronicles of Turkmenistan has found out a massive fire broke out in Ashgabat. The fire started near Kopetdag restaurant on Magtumguly avenue (formerly, Svoboda avenue).
According to our sources, the fire broke out in the storage facilities and car repair shops not far from the fire station. The scene was cordoned off by law enforcement officers. The fire resulted in the formation of a big traffic jam.
Let us recall that at the session of the State Security Council held on 6 May the Minister of the Interior Isgender Mulikov made a progress report in the run-up to the approaching fire hazardous summer season to avoid the incidents of spontaneous fire outbreaks.
President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov gave the ministry executives a few specific assignments with regard to improving measures undertaken in case of fires as well as strengthening the performance of the road inspection service.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan