24 August 2011, Wednesday, 10:55

More than 20 people have been lost because of fires in Ufa

author: Eugene Rakhimkulov

For seven months of 2011 the fires on the territory of Ufa have taken 21 lives away. Other 74 people have received traumas to variable extent of severity, the head of Ufa Fire Dept Ravil Karimov reported today.

According to him 488 fires have occurred on the territory of Ufa for the abovementioned period of time – 14 fires less than for the same period of time in 2010.

The fires have caused the direct damage for the sum of almost 23 million rubles. More than 380 people have been saved from fire by the firemen.

The main reasons of fires in Ufa remain the same – casual handling with fire, smoking in a state of intoxication, non-observance of the fire safety norms using electric devices and stoves.