The losses induced by fire reduced by 26% in Mogilev Region in January-June 2006, head of the regional emergency department Vladimir Vaschenko told a press conference.
In his words, these losses reached BYR 1 billion. Almost half of the fires resulted from negligence (281). The fires claimed lives of 85 residents of Mogilev Region, most of whom were in a state of alcohol intoxication.
According to the source, over the six-month period the regional emergency department saved 149 people and BYR 6 billion worth of material values from fire (including 1.4 thousand buildings, 69 electric appliances, 360 head of cattle and 34 tonnes of fourage).