It is known that operation of electric networks in failure condition or violation of certain requirements to their operation can lead to fire emergence. In 2008 from 1577 fires, 289 occurred in area for the so-called "electrotechnical" reasons which quantity makes nearly 20%.
Thus, from above-mentioned quantity of 129 fires came owing to violations of requirements to installation of electric networks and the equipment, 108 fires - as a result of violations of service conditions of electric networks, and 52 fires - from violations of requirements of operation of household heating devices. About it reports the GU Ministry of Emergency Situations central processing unit of Ukraine in the Nikolaev area.
There is a wish to note that two thirds of such fires arise in the autumn - the winter period of year. Owing to above-mentioned fires in 2008 16 people, from which 3 children were lost. On objects of various forms of ownership there were 34 fires, in inhabited sector - 214 fires, the others arose on vehicles. The general damage made 2 million 610 thousand hryvnias.