Fires caused 5.7 mln tenge damage in Almaty in 2 months - DES

Date: 03:46, 10-04-2014.

Almaty. April 10. KazTAG - Fires have caused damage to 5.710 mln tene in 2 months 2014 in Almaty, reports the department of Emergency Situations.

"121 fires have been registered in Almaty in 2 months 2014. 227 people were evacuated and material valuables to 516 mln tenge were saved," reads the message.

The majority of fires occurred in the residential sector.

"The majority of fires occurred in the objects uncontrolled by the firefighting service, it is residential sector- 62%, transport means- 9%, construction grounds 1% and others (wagons, non functioning buildings and etc) - 10%," reads the message.

The number of fire accidents has decreased in the reported period by 15% or by 22 cases in comparison to the same period 2013.

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