Nearly K755 mln lost in 226 fires in Sagaing Region in 2020

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Firefighters extinguish fire. Photo : Win Oo (Zeyartine)

Sagaing Region had 226 fires in 2020, incurring losses of nearly K755.46 million, U Than Htut Oo, head of regional Fire Service Department affirmed.
The main reason is incorrect and careless behaviours of residents, with 59 careless fires (K141.73 million), 51 stove fires (K65.08 million), 50 electrical fires (K58.67 million), 41 arson (K44.53 million), 17 forest fires (K9 million), six natural fire cases (K436.25 million) and two lightning strikes (K200,000).
Sagaing District had 25 fires while Monywa District was recorded 45 cases, Yinmarpin District 29, Shwebo District 49, Kantbalu District 16, Kawlin District 10, Katha District 17, Kalay District eight, Tamu District 10, Mawlaik District one, and Khamti 16, the department stated.—Win Oo (Zeyartine)(Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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