973 fires have been registered in Mogilev region for 9 months of 2009; 80 people died. In the majority of cases the main reasons of fires are nonobservance of basic rules of safety, careless use of fire, smoking after drinking alcohol, - press-secretary of Mogilev regional department of MES Yuri Metlitsky tells.
433 fires happened due to careless use of fire. 70 people suffered from their habit of smoking in bed being drunk. On 5 October a citizen of Bobruisk got burned: he was sawing firewood with petrol saw and smoking at the same time; as a result he got burned 40% of his body surface, and was sent to the hospital.