TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A huge fire has broken out on Russia’s only aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

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Fire started during repair work and rapidly spread along the deck.

A video of the incident has been circulating on social media, showing a thick, black smoke on the upper deck was billowing from the vessel.

Another short video shows plumes of smoke erupting from the ship before sunrise.

According to Russia Today, the fire was sparked by welding during routine repairs and maintenance, then quickly spread to ignite diesel fuel, according to the shipyard.

The Russian Northern Fleet confirmed that two servicemen were injured. Local media, meanwhile, reported that six people were injured and two are missing.