Since the beginning of this year in Ukraine fires killed more than 1.4 thousand people, – Sses

С начала текущего года в Украине на пожарах погибли более 1,4 тыс. человек, - ГосЧС

Fire. Archival photo.

From the beginning of 2016 at the fire in Ukraine has killed 1 thousand 403 people and killed 1 thousand 83 people. Most often the cause of fires – neglect simple safety rules, reports the press service of the State service of Ukraine for emergency situations.

“Since the beginning of year in Ukraine there was 68 thousand 892 fire, 24 of which 615 in the residential sector. The number of deaths in fires has already reached 1 thousand 403 persons, and victims – 1 083 thousand”, – stated in the message Department.

Clarify that in the autumn-winter period the number of fires in the residential sector increases significantly.

According to Goschs, usually the cause of fires in homes is the neglect of the citizens of the basic rules of the fire and, first and foremost, its own security. Smoking in bed, overload or failure of the mains often lead to fires in the home. In addition, often to heat their own homes people use homemade or non-certified heaters, as well as violate the rules of operation of oven heating.

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The state service of Ukraine for emergency situations once again warns citizens to take care of adequate fire protection as their premises, observe the rules of fire safety in the home. We are talking about such rules:

– do not smoke in bed;

– to comply with fire safety rules when using individual heating systems and systems of heating furnace;

– use for space heating only certified heaters;

– monitor the condition and serviceability of the network;

in the case of premises not to leave on televisions, irons, etc.;

– try to avoid overload of electric networks, to include both household consumers high power.

In addition, citizens urged to keep matches and lighters out of reach of children.

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As reported, during the 8 months of 2016 in the ecosystems of Ukraine took place more than 13 thousand fires.