RA Criminal Investigative Committee has closed the criminal case of the fire in Khosrov Reserve broked out on 12 August 2017.
In her interview with SHANTNEWS, RA Criminal Investigative Committee Sona Truzyan said that most probably the fire was caused with firefanging of the dry grass taking into consideration high temperature of the air, absence of precipitation, extent of grass-covered areas and dry grass.
It should be mentioned in the earlier versions the natural cause of the fire was excluded. RA MES Minister David Tonoyan claimed that the fire was the result of negligence, while RA Nature Protection Minister Artsvik Minasyan stated the fire in the reserve arose from three different nidi, which were located at rather far distances from each other, which serves to conclude that the fire couldn’t have been natural.
“In the beginning, with the photos they claimed that the fire was the result of the human factor, but today they have decided that it’s the nature to be blamed. This conclusion is unclear for me and is not convincing at all,” Chairman of Greens Union of Armenia Hakob Sanasaryan expressed his opinion in his interview with EcoLur.
16:49 March 20, 2018