HEADLINE A ship of Russia's Pacific Fleet caught fire on Friday, the RIA news agency reported.

HEADLINE

A ship of Russia's Pacific Fleet caught fire on Friday, the RIA news agency reported.

Xinhua

10:29, February 16, 2018

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(Photo: TASS)

A fire broke out on board a large anti-submarine ship of the Pacific Fleet here on Friday, local media reported.

"Yes, this has indeed taken place. We helped to extinguish the fire," a spokesman from the local emergencies department told RIA Novosti news agency.

A video posted online shows thick smoke coming from the ship.

Officials from the Pacific Fleet and Eastern Military District were not immediately available for comment. 

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