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According to statistics, last year more than two thousand fires occurred on the balcony. This figure has doubled compared with the year 2016. The cause of the fires on the balconies in 60% of cases is negligence while Smoking.

In order to reduce the number of fires, reduce the death and injured people, it was decided on amendments to the fire prevention Rules. After public discussions, the relevant provision is reflected in the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation.

According to Rinat Enikeeva, Director of the Department of supervision and preventive work of EMERCOM of Russia, it is aimed, first of all, of course, is not against smokers, and functionally designed to improve safety culture.

“After the adoption of these amendments if lit up the bottom floor in the case of reckless action, there is an occasion and reason to identify the culprit. We pay attention to what each person should be responsible for their own safety and the safety of others,” said R. Enikeev.

If the result of violations of the rules fire, according to article of the Administrative code violation of fire safety requirements is punished with warnings and fines for individuals in the amount of 3 thousand rubles or up to 5 thousand rubles.

In addition, a reckless act with an open fire can lead to criminal legal punishment, if a thrown cigarette butt or a stray spark from the barbecue will burn, for example, a balcony or a few apartments.

Due to changes in the fire prevention Rules will be easier for victims to recover losses from the perpetrator. Previously to prosecute the culprit was not possible. After the entry into force of the amending of the true perpetrators will be responsible under the law and to compensate the damage that they caused.

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