Russian nuclear submarine 'on fire' in Arctic dock – BBC News

A Russian nuclear submarine has caught fire at an Arctic naval shipyard, Russian media report.

Reports say that the fire on the Orel has been contained. Its reactor is not believed to have been at risk.

The blaze started at the Severodvinsk shipyard during repairs. The Oscar-II class vessel does not have weapons or nuclear fuel on board.

The sub joined the Northern Fleet in 1992, reports say, and on operations it is armed with anti-ship missiles.

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It would be tempting to poke fun of the Russians, but the USS Miami was written off because of a fire started by a lazy civilian worker trying to get off early.

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