© Viktor Kuznetsovon Wednesday, December 4, in a fire in Odessa burned the building in the Central part of the city, on the Trinity, 25. The fire destroyed more than 4,000 square meters, the movement in the center of Odessa blocked, injuring 23 people have died, their number is specified.House at Trinity, 25, known before the revolution as an apartment house Asvadurov, was built in 1914 by the architects of Chernihiv and Goldenberg. Until recently, this building housed the regional Bureau of technical inventory (BTI) and after the abolition of BTI in the Ukraine, had been in the building archive of the institution. In addition to the BTI building housed several companies, Institute of marine biology, Odessa branch of the Institute of archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the College of Economics, law and hotel and restaurant business. The building, six floors of which were decorated with architectural ensemble of the city was given the status of a monument.
The first reports about the fire started coming up in 10.15, according to official Odessa GSPCS, based on the testimony of eyewitnesses, the fire started on the third floor of a building in the premises of the economic College. Witnesses, students and teachers say that the open fire they did not see any, just threw black smoke and people started to leave the building. The speed of propagation of the fire was such that for half an hour he covered the third and fourth floor of the building, cutting off in there students. To get the young people had to jump from the fourth and fifth floor to the roof of parked cars. The scenario of the tragedy at Trinity partly repeating what happened in the trade Unions Building on may 2, with the exception of one essential circumstances, the survivors on the Trinity were not finished after the fall. Fire is a beautiful element. It rages in amazing colors, it provides light, offers warmth and can be used to prepare food. However, fire is not always perceived as a positive force. It is also something that can cause severe destruction to anything that comes within its unprotected path. Proof of this can be found in the damage to forests, homes and businesses. Yes, fire is both a pro and con in the world. Thankfully, we can take a variety of actions to help protect ourselves, and the things we hold dear, from the destructive nature of fire. These actions may seem minor, but when it comes to fire protection, no action is too insignificant. After all, in the case of a business fire, the structural damage combined with the loss of product, manufacturing potential, invoices, client records and then time spent being closed due to reconstruction is something from which many companies never recover! More distressing, is that often fire damage such as this could have been avoided by having had a commercial fire protection system installed. And, when it comes to the value of a fire protection system in a home, the value of that is priceless, visit this site right here for the details about fire barriers.
So, what are some fire protection steps you can take to keep your home, family or business safe? Here are some of the most recommended precautions from the National Fire Protection Association: Every home should have a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire, but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle. If you have a multi-story home, consider having at least one per floor; be especially sure that you have one in the kitchen,as this where a majority of home fires start! Be sure that the people in your home know how to operate the extinguisher in the event of an emergency.
Have a fire protection system in place. Whether this is a smoke alarm, a home sprinkler system or a combination of the two, a fire protection system is often the difference between safety and great loss! Things can be replaced, people and pets cannot.
Have a planned evacuation route in the event of a fire. This is not just something for the schools or the office, but for your home as well. While prevention is preferred, knowing how to react in a fire is as important as the fire protection elements. Be sure to practice the evacuation route from time to time-especially in a household with youngsters or elderly residents. Sometimes the difference between safe and injury/loss is just mere seconds, so make every one of them count!
The indomitable flame
Despite arriving almost instantly calculations of fire protection to contain the fire failed. Nearly 70 firefighters and 17 pieces of equipment could not stop the spread of fire in an old building with thatched ceilings. According to firefighters, the walls and ceilings broke out as a dry powder, not in response to the supplied water.About half an hour later at 11.40 already raging right wing of the building on the corner of Pushkin. Cut off the flame staff of the Institute of marine biology were forced to jump from the fourth floor, damaging several cars, they were immediately taken away by ambulance. In this situation, the amazing reaction of the employees of fire protection time does not surroudings concrete on the fourth floor, however, the investigation must evaluate them. The author of the article, who watched the incident occurred, perhaps the false impression that firefighters pulled from the localization of fire, allowing him to climb higher on the floors, because additional bays fire hoses were opened on the 6th floor just after it broke out in full flame. Probably this apparent lack of professionalism of firefighters.
12.20 it is already raging all the building from the third to the fifth floors, the area of the fire amounted to more than 2000 sq. m. Surprisingly, despite the constant supply of water from 10 hoses and a large number of firefighters working inside the building, to octanoate fire does not work. At 14.00 the fire spread to the roof of the building, which, after another hour, was burned to the ground. Finally, to 15-30 firefighters were able to stop the spread of fire and began pouring the smoldering structures. The fire destroyed more than 4,000 square meters of the building that is the building from the third to the sixth floor, including the roof.Five can’t find
According to information from official sources various kinds of injuries and burns received 23 people, including six firefighters. In hospital from multiple severe burns died, the teacher College Anna Bordyuk (1976 C.). SES and police still specify the lists of victims because they are unable to contact five potential victims, two students and three employees of the College.
It seems that the fire at Trinity, 25 will be no less severe consequences than a fire in the hotel “Tokyo Star” in September of this year.
“What can save us from the audit?”
Currently almost nothing is known about the cause of the fire. Employees of gschs believe that the fire started due to faulty wiring, which have not changed since the middle of last century. However, there is another version of the incident. Odessa BTI, which until 2013 housed at Trinity, 25 left there the archive, which for scams is a good tool for manipulation of the estate. Technical inventory of all illegal structures in the city held by the institution. During the 23 years of its existence in independent Ukraine, in the archives of the BTI, which, incidentally, was located in the attic and the 6th floor of the building, preserved the memory of a large number of scams conducted by the Odessa schemers of all stripes, from city government to the small room scams. Now all of these documentary traces, destroyed, and this is beneficial particularly for those new team Zelensky, wishing to change the power in Odessa, wants to take the “tail”.Viktor Kuznetsov