The administration and protection of the shopping center «Winter cherry» in Russian Kemerovo upon arrival, firefighters were absent, although the facility must meet and tell, how many people can be in the building. This was reported on the website of the Ministry of emergency situations of the Russian Federation.
«In 16.09 we have already arrived to the main entrance. From TC at this time people came, some visitors were in and filmed the events on the phone, although on the fourth floor of the fire covered a large area. We immediately started the evacuation, shouting: «Evacuate!» But neither the administration nor the security at the time of arrival of firefighters was not» – said the head of the firefighting service of the first detachment of the Federal fire service in Kemerovo region Andrey Burin.
He added that the firefighters immediately went to the fourth floor where the fire and began to extinguish.
Burcin confirmed that the building did not work, none of the fire protection systems, emergency exit signs not lit, the emergency lighting was not.
«All the emergency exits were closed, every one,» added a firefighter.
Fire in four-storey shopping centre, «Winter cherry» in Kemerovo took place on 25 March. According to the statement of local authorities, the fire started in a children’s trampoline room. «RIA Novosti» with reference to sources in the emergency services report that injured 79 people. The relatives of the victims gathered information about 85 missing. The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said that a missing persons report and 64 people dead, three missing were found alive today.
Following the incident Russia’s Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under article 109, 219 and 238 (causing death by negligence; violation of requirements of fire security, entailed on imprudence death of two and more persons providing services not meeting safety requirements) of the Criminal code of the Russian Federation.
On 27 March, the prosecution has charged five detained: managing the «Winter cherry» Hope Sedenak, technical Director of TTS Georgy Sobolev, head of the company that developed the fire alarm, Igor, Polozenko and his subordinate, Alexander Nikitin, and also the guard, who could disable the warning system Sergey Antoshina.
One of the witnesses of the fire, animator and photographer named Eugene, says that the arsonist is «boy 12 years». Chapter Sledkoma of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin arson is considered unlikely.
The Ministry of emergency situations said that at the time of arrival of fire protection and administration shopping centre in Kemerovo was absent 29.03.2018