The largest number of fires in the Smolensk region occurred due to faulty electrical equipment

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The Public Chamber of Russia proposed introducing mandatory routine checks of electrical wiring in apartments. The proposal, according to experts, turned out to be practically impossible to put into practice because of the citizens’ ownership of the apartment, including the power supply network and equipment. At the same time, it is a matter of people’s safety. In the country, continue to look for a formula that will not violate people’s rights.

In the Smolensk region, according to the estimates of the Main Directorate of the EMERCOM of Russia in the Smolensk region, electrical problems are among the leaders. According to the monitoring results for 10 months of this year, they rank first as the cause of fires. On the official website of the regional administration, it is noted that by the beginning of November, the largest number of fires occurred due to violation of the rules for the design and operation of electrical equipment, this was the cause of 227 fires. In second place – violations of the rules for the construction and operation of stoves – 180 fires. Carelessness in burning trash and grass led to 146 fires. 12 times the fire broke out due to violation of the rules for the device and operation of gas equipment

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