Authorities said the abandoned house the place the fire started in Rostov-na-Donu

The fire in the centre of Rostov-on-don, began with the fire in the residential private home. On Monday, August 21, the journalists said the Governor of Rostov region Vasily Golubev, reports TASS.

“The fire went from the other side, where there are abandoned houses. In a strong wind of at least 15 meters per second, the fire spread down to the harbour, then along”, — said the head of the region.

According to him, in city hospitals treated 22 people, three of them with burns that are not life threatening.

The fire started Monday afternoon. According to the latest data, burning 25 houses, and the fire area reached 10 million square meters. Introduced a state of emergency. A few blocks disconnected from gas and electricity. The place offers more than 400 people, involving more than 200 pieces of equipment. Several hundred people had to be evacuated.