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Uncrashed cigarettes led to 2 fires at the end of October

Uncrashed cigarettes led to 2 fires at the end of October, the correspondent of the site was told by chief inspector of propaganda and training centre of Mogilev region department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Olga Nekhoroshikh.

On October 31 the fire at Staroselie village of Shklov district happened at night, when all the people in the village were sleeping.  Unconscious 46-year old man living in the house was found too late - when the house crashed. According to Olga Nekhoroshikh, the man was drunk on the eve.

A 52-year old man living at Tsemny Les village of Dribin district was rescued by his neighbour Dmitry Mikheev, who saw the smoke when passing by. Dmitry came in house and took the man who was lying on the floor out of the house. Diagnosed with intoxication, the man was sent to hospital. The both fires are likely to have happened because of smoking.

The regional branch of the MES encourages citizens to install individual fire alarm devices that will go off in case of a fire. A battery is needed for a year, and when it is about to discharge, the alarm will start giving signals. 

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