ULAN BATOR, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- A total of 3,908 structure fires have been recorded across Mongolia in the first 11 months of this year, claiming 55 lives and injuring 68 others, the country's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Monday.
In addition, 628 livestock animals were killed and 1,583 homes and buildings were destroyed in the fires in the period.
The structure fires caused a total loss of 9.9 billion Mongolian tugriks (3.5 million U.S. dollars), said the agency.
Despite an increase of 12 percent in the number of fires from the previous year, it said, the resulting economic losses recorded a fall of 37 percent.
Mongolian firefighters have saved the lives of 1,046 people and properties worth 59.1 billion Mongolian tugriks (21.7 million dollars) from the fires in the January-November period.