Police specialists are launching an inspection of 18 munitions depots around the country this week. The inspections, which are expected to last for several weeks, are to ascertain the conditions in which vast amounts of munition are stored in these warehouses. The move comes in the wake of a devastating explosion at a munitions depot in Moravia, which pyrotechnics experts have not yet been able to bring fully under control. According to inside sources the amount of munitions in the said depot exceeded given security norms. Around 20 private firms store munitions in around 30 warehouses around the country. The Czech Army has seven more munitions depots of its own.