Bystanders and residents of multi-story apartment buildings filmed powerful mushroom-shaped explosions near a busy road.
The TASS news agency cited emergency services saying that four employees and two firefighters had been hurt. The officials said that fuel tanks had detonated.
Emergency officials separately told RIA Novosti that four people were hospitalized with burns.
Authorities have closed the road near the blaze, warning drivers to stay away from the area.
The gas station’s operator told TASS that the blaze began when a vehicle was refueling at one of the pumps. He added that a cargo truck and a fuel truck had been destroyed.
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