A fire has engulfed a military arsenal in western Russia, triggering huge explosions that injured at least six and prompted the evacuation of nearby villages, officials say.
Authorities said the fire at the arsenal in the Ryazan region that holds munitions had been sparked by burning grass.
Television footage showed smoke rising high across the skies and powerful blasts shook the area about 250km southeast of Moscow.
Regional officials have ordered more than 2300 people to leave 10 nearby villages.
Six people have been hospitalised with injuries.
The Defence Ministry said that 189 troops backed by four heavy firefighting planes, three helicopters and drones were deployed to help contain the blaze.
A deputy defence minister arrived in the area to coordinate emergency efforts.