FAKE: Fire at the most important base in russia on May 4 - photo
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FAKE: Fire at the most important base in russia on May 4 – photo

13 May 2022
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The network is spreading information that on May 4, the most important base in russia was allegedly on fire, and this is one of the largest fires in history.

Screenshot of a fake Facebook post

However, in reality in russia, not the “most important base”, but the tank with the solvent, was  in fire .

A reverse search on Google shows that the fire occurred in the industrial zone in dzerzhinsk, nizhny novgorod region on May 4, 2022.

 

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This is confirmed by the inscription “Dzerzhinsk” on the car on the right in the video with the fire.

Screenshot of the video with the fire in dzerzhinsk, the arrow shows the inscription “Dzerzhinsk” by car

In addition, this fire is not one of the largest in russian history. For example, the area of the fire in the Admiral shopping center in kazan in 2015 was 12,000 m2 . While the area of the fire in dzerzhinsk on May 4 – 2 thousand m2 .

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