S.-PETERSBURG, February 9 – RIA Novosti. Five people died in a fire in a private house in Syktyvkar, the identity of the victims is being established, RIA Novosti was told at the GUMChS in the Komi Republic.
A fire in a private residential building on Starovskogo Street in Syktyvkar occurred at 6.10 am on Tuesday. “We confirm that the fire killed five people. These are adults. The identities of the victims are being established. Interrogators are working on the spot,” the source said.
It is noted that firefighters quickly arrived at the scene of the fire. “By this time, the house was engulfed in flames throughout the area. The rapid development of the flame was facilitated by the late detection of the fire. Competent actions the firefighters localized the fire at 07.55, eliminating the threat of fire spreading to nearby buildings,” the ministry said in a statement.
Firefighting and rescue divisions are working to eliminate the fire – 20 people and six pieces of equipment. The causes of the fire are being established.