An incident at a mining farm near Irkutsk led to the death of its owner


A resident of the Irkutsk region died during a fire in a bathhouse, where he installed equipment for the extraction of cryptocurrencies, according to the regional department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

A message about a fire in the village of Vvedenshchina, Shelekhovsky District, was received on the night of Tuesday, February 14. When the rescuers arrived at the scene, the bath with mining equipment was completely engulfed in fire.. A nearby car caught fire.

The deceased owner of the site was found during the analysis of the rubble. Rescuers were surprised to find mining equipment on the veranda of the bathhouse.

“The day before, the owner brought and connected several more new “machines”,” they say in the department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

An employee was found at the site who was supposed to monitor the mining equipment. He received burns to his hands and face.. The man told firefighters that he woke up at night, saw how the room was filled with smoke and quickly ran outside. When he began to shout to the owner, who was sleeping on the attic floor, that he should jump from the window, he decided to go the usual way.. However, the path was cut off by smoke and fire.

The Irkutsk region is considered the most popular region for cryptocurrency mining due to low electricity tariffs. Many residents are engaged in mining in residential buildings, which leads to network outages and accidents.