The area of forest fires in the Tomsk region for the last day decreased by a third, from 2.5 to 1.6 thousand hectares, said on Sunday GUMCHS the region.
"Over the past day working area of forest fires in the Tomsk region reduced by 930 acres and is on the morning of August 12 1.605 thousand hectares," — said in a statement.
According to authorities, a day came nine new forest fires in the area of almost 322 hectares, while the eliminated were ten fires in the area of 1441.3 hectares. In addition, as clarifies GUMCHS, four fire was localized on the total area 1.08 hectares.
According to the "Tomsk Airbase forest protection" on Sunday morning in the four districts of the region recorded 11 fires, including six in Kargasok, three in Alexander and one each in Verkhneketskyi and Pervomaisk areas. Clarifies that the threat of their transition to settlements there.
GUMCHS the Tomsk region said that in the past day to the exploration and fire fighting, as well as realignment of forces and resources were involved 13 aircraft, including two Mi-8 helicopters and three IL-76, the Emergencies Ministry, four Mi-8 helicopter of Defense, as well as four Mi-8 helicopters from TP SPARES. During the day, was dropped 181 tons of water, including the air force made eight MOE releases totaling 141 ton.
On June 25, in the forests in the region continues to operate a state of emergency imposed order of the governor of the Tomsk region in connection with the complex forest fire situation.