MOSCOW, September 2 In Russia, over the seven months of 2023, there were 33,000 fires in homes, the main causes of emergency are the carelessness of people and negligence, said the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation Alexander Kurenkov.
“Statistics on fires in homes has slightly decreased. Over the seven months of last year, during this period, there were 36,000 fires in homes. This year, there are three thousand fewer – 33,000,” Kurenkov said in an interview for the Vesti program. . Duty station” on the TV channel “Russia 24”.
When asked by a TV channel journalist whether people's carelessness and negligence are the main causes of most emergencies, the minister answered in the affirmative.
“Because this also applies to evacuation routes, and just citizens falling asleep with a cigarette in their hands,” the head of the department added.