Area fires in Siberia over the weekend declined to 9.2 thousand hectares

Area of forest fires in Siberia over the weekend fell by 1.5 thousand hectares — up to 9.2 thousand, most forest continues to burn in Tomsk and Krasnoyarsk, said on Monday the District Department of Forestry.

"In the Siberian Federal District, 66 forest fires in the area of 9.177 hectares. Fires blaze on forest land Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk region, the Buryat Republic," — said in a statement.

In the Krasnoyarsk region, despite the fact that there are 46 specialists noticed forest fires in the area of 2 000 739 hectares, the situation is considered as stable. "Today, the

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In southern Europe, the snow fell in the north — raging fires

Struggling with the consequences of bad weather in Europe. The Balkans powerful cyclone hit. To the surprise of local residents, in Romania and Serbia, the snow fell. The thermometer fell to zero values there, the roads were covered with ice. As a result, there have been dozens of accidents and there were huge traffic jams. Snow removal equipment running in emergency mode.

In Norway, for several days in a row burn wood. In the southern and eastern parts of the country have dozens fires. Despite all efforts, the emergency services still can not cope with

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In Europe, because of the dry weather came several forest fires

In the south of Switzerland, the fire spreads near the town of Visp. Firefighters even some can not yet determine the area of a fire. Sky was overcast with thick smoke, which seriously hampers the aircraft. Hot and dry weather, and the wind favors the rapid spread of flame.

Until now, you can not put out the fire and in the Belgian Ardennes. It burns wood in a unique nature reserve. Flames covered about a thousand acres of forest. Here to fight the fire also prevents the intense heat. In recent days, in Belgium the thermometer rises

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Forest fires rage in southern Switzerland

With the stroke of the fire element are struggling rescuers in Switzerland. In the south, in the canton of Valais raging forest fires. It all began with a fire in the garage on the outskirts of Visp. The flames quickly spread to the slopes.

Contributes to the spread of fire, dry and windy weather. In emergency operation involved more than 300 experts, from the air to help them helicopters. But while take control fails, TV channel "Russia-24".

Source: vesti.ru.

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Information on fires in the U.S. Google maps

Map of fires near Colorado Sprrings. As the fires in the north-western part of the United States continues to represent a serious threat to the population of Utah and Colorado, the team responding to natural disasters of Google decided to make basic information about this incident to their interactive maps. They displayed all the information on the prevalence of fire B50-Point received from the U.S. Geological Survey, places the organization of the Red Cross shelters for the victims of the fires of people and animals, and new satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe. In addition to global information Google locates data obtained

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Fire and heat invasion in Bulgaria

Is almost a week fighting the fire brigade of Bulgaria's largest forest fire in the country's history that erupted near the city of Sofia. The fire covered 25 hectares in a remote part of the biosphere reserve Bistrishko-Branishte on the slope of Mount Vitosha, and continues to move in the direction of the capital.

Fire on the slopes of the Vitosha mountain near the capital's suburbs Bystrica. Height at 2000 meters above sea level, where the burning of the forest, only complicates the process of extinction. This is why involved Flight Engineering. Rescuers had to be creative and to use

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Wildfires in Texas: Governor asks for help from the U.S. President

Texas authorities can not cope with the strongest forest fires raging across the state for over a week. On Sunday, the state governor Rick Perry acknowledged that the situation was critical and asked the U.S. President with a request for urgent assistance.

"We have reached their limits, trying to cope with large-scale emergency, and we need immediate help at the federal level — the governor said in a statement. — I urge Barack Obama to meet our request as soon as possible."

Rick Perry said that the only way "you can avoid a catastrophe." According to him, the Chief

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Impaired environment provokes natural disasters, untouched by man in more resistant to natural disasters

Impaired environment provokes natural disasters, untouched by man in more resistant to natural disasters

On March 30, Moscow hosted the fourth memorial readings FR Shtilmark on topical issues and trends in the reserve towards Russia. Readings participants who came from different parts of Russia, discussed the importance of protected areas to ensure environmental security and its role in the prevention of natural disasters. Organizers Readings — Conservation Center, Department of Biology of Moscow State University, Institute of Ecology and Evolution. AN Severtsov RAS Commission on the conservation of biological diversity, with the support of TNK-BP. "Reserves — a natural

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Nearly 18,000 hectares of forest burning in Siberia

Area of forest fires in the regions of the Siberian Federal District, after the reduction in the past few days over the past day has increased by 3.3 thousand hectares and currently amounts to 17.9 thousand hectares, said on Friday the district forestry department.

"As of July 6 on the forest lands of the Siberian Federal District eliminated 37 forest fires in the area of 3.3 thousand hectares, including the four largest in the area of 1.8 thousand hectares," — said in a release.

Fire and forest managers have been contained 23 forest fires on an area of

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South of U.S. covered by forest fires

South of U.S. covered by forest fires

In the state of Texas are raging strongest steppe and forest fires. Despite the efforts of firefighters, has burned 40 homes.

Contributes to the spread of fire abnormally hot and dry weather, established in the southern states. Of greatest concern are two sources of ignition — one of thousands of area 71, and the other 60,000 acres. Do firefighters have all the necessary equipment, including helicopters and bulldozers, but until the flames continued to spread into new areas.

According to meteorologists from the U.S. National Weather Service, the heat subsides a

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