Over the past weekend, Crimean firefighters put out almost three dozen fires in dry vegetation.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Crimea draws attention: cases of fires of dry vegetation have become more frequent! During the period from September 8 to 10 alone, Crimean firefighters eliminated 28 fires of dry vegetation.
The cause of such incidents, as a rule, is people’s careless handling of fire. In such fires, the flame can quickly spread to residential buildings and damage infrastructure, so citizens should pay special attention to compliance with fire safety rulesnoted the rescuers.
On September 9, the operational console of the State Institution of the Republic of Crimea “Fire Protection of the Republic of Crimea” received a signal about the fire of dry vegetation in the area of Mount Tele-Oba (Feodosiya Municipality). Firefighters from PCH Koktebel, PCH Ordzhonikidze, PCH Shchebetovka and PCH Primorsky State Institution of the Republic of Crimea «Fire Guard of the Republic of Crimea», rescuers of the Feodosia emergency rescue team of the State Institution of the Republic of Crimea «CRIMEA-SPAS», as well as employees of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the Republic of Crimea were sent to the scene of the incident. The work of the operational headquarters was organized on the basis of the Main Directorate.
Upon arrival of fire crews, it was determined that there was a fire in dry vegetation in an open area. Firefighters quickly laid hose lines and, using firecrackers and Ermak backpacks, began to extinguish the fire. The firefighting effort was complicated by the difficult terrain and strong, gusty winds that constantly changed its direction. As a result of the prompt actions of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the fire was localized at 20:00— reported the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Crimea.
The fire was completely extinguished on September 10 at 15:00 on an area of 14 hectares. In total, 104 people and 28 pieces of equipment were involved in extinguishing the fire. From the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Crimea: 19 people and 5 pieces of equipment.
On September 10, at 23:05, the fire department’s operational control panel received a signal about a fire in the area of the village. Nizhny Novgorod, Dzhankoy district. The duty shift of the PC was sent to the scene of the incident. Roshchino State Institution of the Republic of Crimea «Fire Protection of the Republic of Crimea» consisting of 3 people. Upon arrival, it became known that dry grass and bushes were burning in the open area. Firefighters fired barrel “B”, and with the help of firecrackers and Ermak backpacks, within an hour they localized and extinguished the fire over an area of about 1.5 hectares. There were no injuries; experts are determining the cause.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Crimea reminds residents and guests of the peninsula that according to the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Crimean Department of Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring”, on September 11-14 in the western, southern regions of Crimea and in the city of Sevastopol