Highest in Russia level of fire danger in the second half of spring is expected in the south-east of the Volga region, southern Urals and in some regions of the Far East, in the summer in the "at risk" will include areas of southern Siberia, and in the early fall fires are predicted in the central and north- western Russia, according to the materials meteorologist.
"In April and May, it should be noted the expected increased fire danger in the south-east of the Volga Federal District, in the south of the Urals Federal District and in the Khabarovsk region," — said in a statement.
In June, forecasts Weather Center, the fire danger will be above normal in the south and south-western Siberia, Primorye and Khabarovsk. In the south-western Siberia, and northern Yakutia increased risk of fires continue from July to September.
"Fire danger is expected to be above normal July-August-September in the central regions of European Russia and in the North-West Federal District," — said in a statement.
According to the Forestry Agency, in 2011, 20.8 in Russia have thousands of forest fires, which is one third less than in 2010 and a quarter less than the average for 2008-2009. Area affected by the fire, fell from 2.1 million hectares in 2010 to 1.6 million hectares.