Surface fire in Penza Zarya resid area, two houses burn down in Pobochinskie dacha zone
Penza, 11 April 2016. PenzaNews. The Zarya residential area of Penza is experiencing a big surface fire due to burning grass, Anna Shupilova, head of information and public relations division of the main EMERCOM department in the Penza region, informed PenzaNews on Monday, April 11.
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According to her, earlier, two houses burned down in the Pobochinskie dacha zone.
The EMERCOM is currently struggling to calculate the exact space affected by the fire in Zarya, Anna Shupilova clarified, adding that the firefighting measures are still underway.
The Arbekovo residential area is covered with smoke, she noted.
The surface fire has been caused by uncontrolled burning of grass, Anna Shupilova added.
“People are setting the grass on fire without thinking of the consequences. And the weather is quite windy, even a small spark is enough for anything to catch fire, especially as the soil has dried out, and the fire spreads very quickly,” she explained.
In addition, there are several more cases of surface and trash fire in different areas of the Penza region, and EMERCOM had to make 78 dispatches over the past weekend, the head of information and public relations division pointed out.
“We ask citizens to be vigilant and more careful, take care of themselves, their propery and their neighbors’ property,” she concluded.