A night fire occurred in one of the most popular tourist centres in North Ossetia called “Porog Neba” (“The Threshold of Heaven”) located high in the mountains of Digorskoe Ravine. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic, there were no injuries.
According to the centre owner Rostislav Hortiev, the flames destroyed 30 of 175 rooms. However, the ski season will still take place. The two-storey building that caught fire was built in 1976 and was not subject to insurance. “If it did not burn, it ought to be burned, the cheapest rooms were located there” – Hortiev added. “The main thing now is to close it, in order not to spoil the view for the visitors, the incident will not affect the work of the tourist centre.” According to preliminary reports, the fire occurred due to the short circuit in the wiring. All rooms at the “Porog Neba” centre were booked for the New Year’s holidays.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina