Probe launched into fire in settlement of Irkutsk Region

The Irkutsk Region Office of the Investigative Committee has launched a probe in fire of houses in the settlement of Bubnovka, Kirensk District, Irkutak Region under Article 293 of the RF Penal Code (Negligence).

According to investigators, a fire has started place in non-residential sector of the settlement. Due to strong winds the fire spread to the whole settlements. Currently more than 50 houses are destroyed in a fire, evacuation is underway. There are no human casualties.

Legal assessment to actions (or inaction) of Kirensk District authorities will be given within investigation. Necessary investigative operations are underway to determine all the consequences surrounding the incident.