The fire in the Republic of Khakassia in south Siberia broke out as a result of unauthorized dry grass burning after the winter season, according to the local law-enforcement agencies. 5 thousand people suffered in the fire that swept residential dwellings in the republic. Around 1200 residential houses were damaged in the fire. The Khakassia authorities have introduced an emergency regime in the republic. The aftermath of the fire in Khakassia - in photo gallery by TASS.