On the territory of the Komi Republic on April 20, there were eight fires. In almost all cases, according to preliminary data, the reason was careless handling of fire, and only in one case was arson. Dry grass burned in three districts of the republic.
So, in the Ust-Kulomsky district in the village of Voldino, dry grass was burning on one of the streets in an open area. The signal about the fire was received by the attendant at 9:15. Prior to the arrival of the fire brigade, six members of the volunteer fire brigade and 10 local residents fought the fire. The fire was extinguished 15 minutes later. The total area was 700 sq. m. The preliminary cause of the incident – careless handling of fire.
Also, careless handling of fire caused a major fire in the village of Pyeldeno in the Sysolsk region. The fire department received a signal about grass fire at 12:05, and at 12:45 it was extinguished. There are no dead or injured. The total area was 750 sq. m. Six rescuers and two fire-fighting tankers fought the fire.
At 15:04, it became known about the fire of grass in an open area in the village of Kokvitsy in the Ust-Vymsky district. Firefighters arrived at the site of the fire in 8 minutes. Only an hour later the fire was extinguished. The total area was 550 sq. m. There were no casualties, reports IA “Komiinform”.
On April 15, it was reported that in the Tula region in the city of Novomoskovsk there was a large fire, in which a kindergarten almost suffered. The flames from the ignited field almost spread to the children’s institution. Rescuers managed to prevent this.