Firework accidents result in 40 fires

Firefighters helped out 130 times during New Year's Eve celebrations.

(Source: TASR)

During the last night of 2018, firefighters received dozens of calls for aid during New Year's Eve.

Katarína Križanová of the Firefighter and Rescue Corps Presidium (HaZZ) said 170 firefighters had to take action in 130 incidents, the TASR newswire reported.

Fire led to 81 accidents while 39 resulted from fireworks. The majority occurred in the Bratislava and Košice regions; seven incidents related to fireworks happened in each region, TASR wrote.

"Compared to last year, the number of fires has risen by 40," said Križanová, as quoted by TASR. "The number of fires caused by fireworks has risen by 18."

Firefighters also responded to 20 car accidents, one incident of an ecological nature, and 48 incidents of technical origin, as written by TASR.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Maya expert: The world we live in is not the only one possible

Leading Slovak expert contributes to rewriting Maya history.

Milan Kováč

Slovakia had followers of Palach

Despite the efforts of the communist regime, people kept Jan Palach and his protest in their memory.

One of the student demonstrations in Bratislava, 1969.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 18 and January 27, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

‘All his own work’

To preserve their credibility, real academics must call out plagiarism.

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko