“The preliminary cause of their death is poisoning by combustion products.

On this fact ... a criminal case has been initiated on the grounds of crimes ... causing death by negligence to two or more persons and ... negligence, resulting in the death of two or more persons by negligence, ”the ministry said in a statement.

The investigation considers the malfunction of the electric stove in the family's apartment as one of the versions of the cause of the fire.

It is specified that other residents of the house were not injured as a result of the incident.

Earlier it was reported that while extinguishing a fire in the Arkhangelsk region, employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations found the bodies of five people, four of whom were children.