YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, March 9 – RIA Novosti. Three children died in a fire in an apartment on Sakhalin, according to the Telegram channel of the Sakhalin Oblast government on Tuesday.
“In the Tomarinsky district in the village of Krasnogorsk (central part of Sakhalin) on Promyshlennaya street, 13, there was a fire in an apartment on the first floor. According to preliminary data, three children died,” the message says.
According to local media reports, the family, which has six children, was registered with the guardianship authorities.
As the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations clarified, on March 9 at 16.33 (8.33 Moscow time) the dispatcher of the Tomarinsky fire and rescue garrison received a message about a fire in a three-story residential building. The fire brigade arrived five minutes later, by that time there was a strong smoke from the apartment on the ground floor. At 16.56 the fire was localized on an area of 20 square meters, at 17.07 it was liquidated. The causes of the fire are being established.
The prosecutor's office organized a check on the fact of the fire. “The bodies of the prosecutor's office of the Sakhalin region organized an inspection on the fact of a fire in a residential building, which killed children. According to the results of the inspection, if there are grounds, prosecutorial response measures will be taken,” the ministry's press service said.