Putin instructed to find out the causes of fires in Rostov-on-don near Volgograd

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gave instructions to find out the causes of recent fires in Rostov-on-don, Volgograd region, reported the press service of the Kremlin.

«Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin on the progress of liquidation of fires and their consequences in the Volgograd region and Rostov-on-don», — said in the Kremlin.

«The Minister did not rule out the possibility of arson,» — said the press service.

«The President instructed the government to continue providing all necessary assistance to the victims of the fires, and law enforcement agencies is to thoroughly understand the causes of the incident», — have informed in the Kremlin.

Earlier in Volgograd the emergency Department noted that the fire in the four districts where now fighting with the steppe fires in the last week broke out simultaneously in six or more places. The Governor Andrei Bocharov at the meeting of the operational headquarters said that landscape fires in gorodishchensky and Sredneahtubinsky areas, presumably started because of arson. Throughout the region introduced a state of emergency.

A strong fire was extinguished on Monday and in private homes in the center of Rostov-on-don. The fire damaged about 120 buildings. For medical assistance to 58 people, nine were hospitalized. Under the rubble after the fire discovered the body of a man, his identity is established. Criminal case is brought. As stated in GUMCHS in the region, the main version of the cause of a large fire — «adding an external source of ignition».