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KRASNOYARSK, October 17 (Itar-Tass) — Investigators in the Krasnoyarsk Territory have started probing into the Monday morning dwelling house fire that killed nine people, including five children, the press service of the Russian Investigative Committee (SK) department for the territory told Itar-Tass.
According to SK preliminary information, on October 16 the house owners – common law spouses, five children and a relative of the housewife with a common law husband were inside. “At around 21:00, local time, a neighbour came to them to the sauna. She explained to investigators that the hosts did not drink alcoholic beverages. The wood burning stove was on in the house. At about 01:00, a man who lives next door saw the flames and called the fire fighting department. However, they did not manage to save the people,” the press service reported.
At present, all the circumstances of the incident are being ascertained, after which a procedural decision will be made.
The alarm call about a fire in the house situated in the Nizhnyaya Poima settlement of the Nizhneingashsky district was made by eyewitnesses at 00:51, local time, Monday (20:51 MSK Sunday). A family of two adults and five children lives in the house. Another two people were their guests. “At the time of the arrival of fire fighters the living quarters and outbuildings were fully ablaze at an area of 180 square metres. It took several hours to extinguish the fire. During the debris clearing rescuers found the remains of nine people - four adults and five children.
According to the regional emergencies department press service, “the fire victims were asleep” and the fire caused such tragic consequences because it was noticed too late.