New Year tree burns down in Almaty

New Year tree burns down in Almaty

A New Year tree located at the corner of Al-Farabi and Navoi streets in Almaty burnt down today, the press-secretary of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan, Sandugash Baymuhambetova, said.

According to her, the incident took place in the Bostandyk district. The fire broke out at 6:26 local time, firefighters managed to contain the fire in 13 minutes and fully extinguish in 11 minutes. The area of the fire was 20 square meters.

According to preliminary data, the fire was caused by a short circuit.