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As a rule, almost 70% of the total number of fires occurs due to careless handling of fire. The emergency operation of electrical equipment and networks becomes the cause in 15% of cases. Due to violation of the rules for the design and operation of furnace equipment, more than 7% of all man-made fires occur.

For preventive purposes, specialists of the state fire supervision daily go on raids in the private sector, warning citizens against the dangers of handling fire, explaining the rules of fire safety in everyday life. Over the past year alone, more than 870,000 such raids have been carried out. At the same time, special attention is paid to houses with stove heating, as well as places of residence of socially unprotected groups of people. Inspectors of the state fire supervision Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia check compliance with fire safety rules in multi-apartment wooden houses with stove heating and in dilapidated housing.

During the raids, specialists talk with residents, identify shortcomings in the fire-fighting arrangement of housing. Their elimination is the responsibility of the owners. Otherwise, violators of fire safety rules face a fine.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia is not empowered to exercise supervision and control over private housing. According to the current legislation of the Russian Federation, housing is inviolable. Prevention remains one of the effective measures to improve safety in private housing. Its effectiveness largely depends on the consciousness and responsibility of each citizen.

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