The fire took place on 30 hectares of pine forest in the Upper Don district of Rostov region, the active burning going on two acres, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, the regional representative GUMCHS Marina Chernyavskaya.
Message about the fire in the forest area Dubrovsky arrived on duty at 18.40 remote environment. Fire area was 10 hectares. Subsequently, according to GUMCHS, it increased to 23 hectares.
"At present, the area traversed by the fire is 30 acres, is actively burning in an area of two hectares at the 69th and 70th sections of forest," — said Chernyavskaya.
She added that the place went consolidated mobile unit MOE. According to her, the fire fighting involved 221 people and 54 pieces of equipment.