"The smell of gas and the excess of permissible concentrations of pollutants in the air were not recorded," the Ministry of Nature of the region said on Instagram.

It is noted that the measurements were carried out in the settlements closest to the scene.

All data on atmospheric air measurements were transferred to the main department of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia for the region.

Earlier it was reported that the explosion occurred on the federal gas pipeline in the Orenburg region.