Interesting facts about fires

The first documented and most devastating fire occurred around 1400 BC. e. Two biblical cities were wiped off the face of the earth by God for the sins of their inhabitants; one of the factors was "sulfur and fire from the Lord from heaven", and about a hundred reptiles later burned to ashes Troy, set on fire by the invaders.

The city of Centralia in Pennsylvania, USA was abandoned due to an underground fire that broke out 50 years ago. The fire began with the fact that firefighters set fire to garbage heaps located in an abandoned pit of an open mine, then extinguishing them. However, they did it badly, and through the smoldering lower layers of debris, the fire spread to other abandoned mines. The soot and smoke surrounding the city for years forced the inhabitants to leave it. By the way, the dump still smokes.

Previously, if a court case disappeared, then the person could not be legally charged. Cases often burned out: either from a fire in wooden court buildings, or from deliberate arson in exchange for a bribe. In such cases, the accused said: "The case is burned out."

In 1776, for a series of arson, 16-year-old Frenchman Jean Baptiste Mouron was sentenced to hard labor for "100 years and 1 day." In November 1876, a very old man left the prison. After serving a full sentence, 116-year-old Muron set the record for the longest serving a sentence for arson.

In 2004 alone, it was possible to extinguish a fire in the Chinese Liuhuanggou coal field, which lasted continuously for 130 years. The flames burned almost 2 million tons of coal a year.

One of the largest arsons can rightfully be considered the set fire to the Library of Alexandria in 391 during religious unrest. A crowd of Christian fanatics, educated by the "Father of the Church" Theophilus, burned the Library of Alexandria - the oldest and most valuable collection of literature on history, geography, astronomy and biology. The Christians motivated the arson by the fact that ancient science contradicts the Holy Scriptures and must be destroyed.

Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich banned smoking on pain of death. True, not because of harm to health, but because of the fire hazard (it was believed that it was smoking that caused the Moscow fire of 1634

The Melanophila acuminate beetle needs a wildfire to reproduce. When he finds burnt wood, he lays eggs there.

The first Moscow fire occurred in 1177. Ryazan prince Gleb, having quarreled with the Moscow prince, came to the Kremlin (a pair of wooden log cabins) and set it on fire. However, the most terrible fire was in 1571, when the troops of the Crimean Khan Dev - let - Girey approached Moscow. On May 13, 1712, the entire city center burned out, almost 3 thousand people died. On May 29, 1737, even the Kremlin burned down, the fire destroyed more than 2.5 thousand courtyards, 486 shops and many churches. After the fire of 1812, the center of Moscow was built up with stone buildings, and the number of fires decreased. In 1905, during the December Uprising, almost all of Presnya burned out, set on fire by artillery fire.

In 1472, Grand Duke Ivan III, who at the head of the royal squad participated in extinguishing a fire in Moscow and received burns on it, issued a decree on fire safety measures in the city. In 1624, the first specialized fire brigade was organized in Russia.

But in Malaysia, due to constant traffic jams, each motorized fire department consists of three motorcycles. They are equipped with: a set of electrically driven emergency rescue tools; impulse fire extinguishing device; submersible pumps and water supply equipment; a set of fire hoses. A kind of motorcycle link consists of three people.