A representative of the Moscow branch of Russia's emergency services told Sputnik earlier on Saturday that two fires had broken out at the plant, with flames reaching a height of over 10 metres (32.8 feet).
"There are no casualties, according to the preliminary data. We are currently stepping up efforts and bringing more people here," the representative said.
The Russian Energy Ministry confirmed that there were no casualties, adding that the blaze didn't pose a threat to the residents of the district or the environment.
В Капотне пожар на НПЗ. Весь район в едком дыме, люди задыхаются pic.twitter.com/XIvE0aMQAq— Городу нужен герой (@mossight) November 17, 2018
"An MLCO (Monitoring and Laboratory Control Office of EMERCOM) laboratory is heading to the location in order to measure the MAC (maximum allowable concentration) of airborne contaminants. The fire has been contained, as of 8:20 a.m. (05:20 GMT). The hosing-down is currently underway," the statement read.
Пожар на НПЗ в Капотне локализован pic.twitter.com/FFeLr6kAAa— Женевьева1743 (@genja1743) November 17, 2018
The fire, which started at an oil refinery located in Moscow's south-eastern Kapotnya District, has been contained, the Russian Energy Ministry said.