The cause of the fire in the centre of Rostov-on-don, called the arson, said on Tuesday, August 22, “Interfax”.
“The main cause of the fire — entering of an external source of ignition”, — said the head of the main Department of EMERCOM of Russia in the Rostov region Valery Panov.
According to him, the burning began at the dump behind the house in the lane Chuvash, where the household garbage, planks and old tyres.
Earlier a criminal case was initiated under part 2 of article 167 of the criminal code (“Intentional destruction or damage of another’s property, if these acts have entailed causing of significant harm committed from hooligan promptings, by an arson, explosion or other publicly dangerous method”).
The fire occurred on Monday, August 21. The fire area reached ten thousand square meters. Fire damaged in 107 buildings, including 83 residential buildings. Extinguishing attracted several helicopters and boats. From the fire evacuated to 650. Help the doctors took 36 victims were hospitalized eight people.
Because of what happened on the territory of the Rostov region was introduced emergency mode.