A fire broke out at an ammunition depot at a US base in southern Baghdad on Tuesday night, setting off a series of explosions, the US military said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
It was not clear whether the depot was hit by an attack. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, said Lt. Col, Christopher C. Garver, a military spokesman.
Explosions from the ammunition detonating in the depot at Forward Operating Base Falcon went off for hours afterward, causing flashes on the horizon visible several kilometers away in central Baghdad, where the force of the blasts could be felt.