VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Feb. 16 (Xinhua)-- 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.