MOSCOW, August 30 (Itar-Tass) —— There were fewer fires in Moscow’s educational establishments this year, Sergei Anikeyev, the deputy head of the main department of the Emergencies Ministry for Moscow, told reporters on Thursday.
“There were 15 fires in educational establishments in Moscow from January through July this year, as compared with 23 fires in the same period last year,” Anikeyev said.
He said one person was injured. There was no loss of life in such occurrences in educational establishments in the past five years, he noted.
The biggest number of fires occurred in Moscow’s eastern administrative district - five such cases.
Fires most often start in school buildings, ten such cases, as against four cases in buildings of institutions of higher learning.
The cause of fires is most often the breach of electricity usage regulations.