Severe forest fires this year are expected in the central part of Russia, Siberia and the Far East, told reporters Thursday the head of the Federal Forestry Agency (FFA) Victor Maslyakov.
"Summer will be difficult in the central part of Russia, well, we have always traditionally Siberia and the Far East. Dry weather, the fifth class of the fire hazard," — said Maslyakov.
We are preparing for a difficult season, he added.
According to the head of the Federal Forestry Agency, the agency will receive more accurate forecast in the next month.
In the summer of 2012 the most difficult fire situation because of the heat wave was formed in the forests of the Siberian Federal District. According to the data FFA in 2012 in Russia burned 2.1 million hectares of forest.