More than 57 thousand hectares of forest burning in Siberia

More than 57,000 hectares of forest burning in Siberia and the most difficult situation in the Trans-Baikal, said on Thursday the Siberian Center of MOE.

"Acts 102 forest fires on the total area 57.212 hectares. 36 is localized fires in the area 25.646 thousand hectares," — said in a statement.

The forest is more light in the Trans-Baikal region. Here, according to the regional GUMCHS, over the past day have been 34 major forest fire.

"In just the past day reported 83 forest fires in 19 districts of the region, managed to eliminate 20, the remaining 63 are on more than 54 thousand hectares, of which nearly half are located, is 20 fires in the area of 23.8 hectares. Continue to spread the 43 forest fire on more than 30,000 hectares, "- said the regional GUMCHS.

The Office notes that now in the region of transition, emerging threats of fires in populated areas can quickly eliminated, but because of the strong winds that risk remains constant.

To put out wildfires in Transbaikalia attracted 1.739 thousand people and 315 vehicles. Conducted aerial reconnaissance 11 boards.

Total for the district during the day there was 66 new fires on an area of 4.385 thousand hectares, of which 36 eliminated a total area of 157.7 hectares.

In turn, the District Forestry Department reported that the increase in the area affected by fires per day, higher than 23.5 thousand hectares.

According to the department, the forest is also lit in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Republic of Buryatia and Tuva, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk regions. The largest fires in Buryatia — ten seats in the square 1.354 thousand hectares, and in Tuva — one fire on the area of 805 hectares.

According to the MOE, the main causes of the fires — the activity of the local population and agricultural burns.

For the past day 471 raid conducted to identify cases of violations of fire safety in forests, made up 86 administrative reports.

To limit access to the forests and monitor the situation at the present time is set 1.168 thousands of posts, including 225 stationary.

Forecast for the next day high grade fire danger in some areas of six subjects: Altai and Trans-Baikal territories and republics of Tuva, Buryatia and Altai. In these areas, high risk of fire in the transition towns, electric poles and other objects.

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