Smog in Siberia cleared, but the forest is still burning

Smog, established over Siberian cities last week cleared by Monday, but the area of forest fires over the weekend rose to third. At the time, as Krasnoyarsk and Tomsk Oblast struggling with nature, emergency vehicles to regions and people.

According to the District Department of Forestry, the area of forest fires in the Siberian Federal District over the weekend has grown from 15 to about 23 hectares. Forests are burning in Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk and Irkutsk regions and Tuva.

Quenching air helped

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Tomsk, the total area of forest fires in the region over the past day decreased by 20% and now stands at about 8,000 acres.

The number of firemen involved in extinguishing forest fires, a day increased to 1.6 thousand people, while on the eve of the fire fighting 1.4 thousand people. Involved 192 pieces of equipment, 19 air cushions, including 12 boards MOE.

"On Sunday, actively used aircraft, including three of the IL-76 has made nine sinks volume 378 tons. Also used three amphibious aircraft Be-200, they made a total of 21 discharge 174 tons. Total committed 46 discharges totaling 792 tons" , — the representative of MOE.

On Monday, two amphibious aircraft Be-200 did not take part in extinguishing forest fires in the Tomsk region, because they were unable to take off from the airport due to bad weather conditions in Nizhnevartovsk.

According to the Deputy Governor Andrew Trubitsyna, the region will arrive four Mi-8 helicopters Defense with drainage devices to aid in fighting forest fires.

According to him, on the suppression of forest fires has three Il-76, four amphibious aircraft Be-200, heavy Mi-26 helicopter, two helicopters Mi-8 MES and five civil helicopters.

According to the MOE, over the weekend aircraft dropped on forest fires in the Tomsk region of more than 3 tons of water.

Smog cleared — you can fly

Smog in Tomsk almost cleared, city airport is functioning normally. According oblkomprirody, on Sunday evening the content of harmful substances in the air was within normal limits.

Last week, the region's airports run rough because of the smog. The work of the Tomsk airport were suspended for two days, and took passengers leave the airport neighboring regions on buses.

Now the airport of the regional center is operating normally, but could not prevent the strong operational airport Strezhevoy oil in the north of Tomsk region.

According oblkomprirody in Strezhevoy content in the air of particulate matter (dust, soot) exceeds the maximum permissible concentration (MPC) of 2.2 times. The proportion of carbon monoxide close to the MPC.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday called the anomalous situation with forest fires in the Tomsk region, called on the region to mobilize all relevant services, and instructed the Minister of Emergency Situations to bring the situation to fighting under special control. The region on Saturday arrived Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov, heads Rospotrebnadzor and FFA.

Krasnoyarsk taiga in flames

Beams in the day visited the Krasnoyarsk Territory. On the territory of the region, according to the District Department of Forestry, 83 forest fires raging on an area of over 11.8 hectares. On Friday, according to the Federal Forest Service, there were 77 wood burning on the area of 5.2 hectares.

For the past day had been eliminated 23 fire at the area 782 hectares, including the two largest, and 16 fires in the area of more than one thousand acres localized.

According to the regional government, the cause of the fires are mainly dry thunderstorms. Involved in fire 1.66 thousand people and nearly 200 vehicles. Settlements no threat.

As the chairman of the regional government, Victor Tomenko at a meeting on the situation with forest fires in the region sent two aircraft Defense IL-76, which has already started to work.

Monday due to heavy smoke and poor visibility closed ferry "Lesosibirsk — Vysokogorsky" over the Yenisei. According to experts, the ferry for 30 people and 15 vehicles, will resume its flights only after the smoke clears.

According to Rospotrebnadzor the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the high smoke observed in the settlements of the Yenisei and Motyginskaya areas. According to the research found to exceed the maximum allowable concentration of carbon monoxide in the village Yartsevo 1.34 times, in Lesosibirsk — 1.5 times, in the village Shapkino — 1.2 times, the station Abalakovo — by 1.4 times, in Yeniseisk-14 — by 1.2 times.

Siberia waiting for a hot August

Abnormally hot, dry weather for two months kept in the Siberian Federal District. The background temperature reaches the mark of more than 35 degrees. According Rosgidrometeotsentra, this week in Siberia places rain is expected.

According to journalists on Monday the head of the Tomsk Center for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Alex Krutovsky, August will be hot in Tomsk, forecasters predict a temperature of 1-2 degrees above average standards.

"The amount of rainfall for the month is expected near and less than normal precipitation will fall mainly in the third week of August," — said Krutovsky.

According to him, the end of May of the Tomsk region have established a powerful anticyclone.

"In fact the average temperature in June was 5-7 degrees above normal — this was not 50 years old. Rainfall deficit was 50% of normal, it was a lot of dry thunderstorms in July as anomalies of heat, the average temperature is above normal by 2-5 degrees, insufficient precipitation is 80% "- said Krutovsky.

He noted that on Wednesday in Tomsk, probably still will be light rain.

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