Minister for Emergency Situations Colonel-General Kamaleddin Heydarov spoke about the major fire in Sumgayit, APA reports.
The minister said that the first fire engine arrived at the scene 9 minutes after the call.
“Given the scale of the fire, helicopters were involved. According to preliminary information, the fire started with cardboard waste. This was recorded by the cameras of the enterprise itself. I cannot provide all the information, as an investigation is underway by the Prosecutor General's Office and the Ministry of Emergency Situations. President Ilham Aliyev and First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva have been informed of the incident. The head of state is regularly informed about the progress of the fire extinguishing,” the minister stressed.