Area of forest fires in Siberia decreased by 1.4 times — up to 1.8 thousand hectares

Area of forest fires in the regions of the Siberian Federal District for the past day decreased by 1.4 times — to 1.79 thousand hectares, forests continue to burn in the Krasnoyarsk and Tomsk region and Tuva, said on Thursday the county Department of Forestry.

"According to the information, in the district eliminated 13 forest fires in the area of 1.3 thousand hectares, including the two largest — the area 960 hectares. Localized ten forest fires in the area of one thousand hectares, including three large — an area 405 hectares, "- said in a statement.

Extinguishing fires only 880 people were working, 57 units of fire engines, 19 aircraft. At present, the forest fund district registered 23 forest fires on the area 1.794 hectares.

Thus, in the Tomsk region ablaze six forest fires in the area of 635 hectares. For the past day liquidated one forest fire in the area of 25 hectares, is localized three fires on the area 240 hectares. On forest fires in the region there are 245 people, 14 units of fire fighting equipment, five aircraft.

The area of forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk region per day decreased by 1.8 times. The region operates 16 forest fires on more than one thousand acres. According to the latest reports, the province eliminated 12 forest fires in the area of 1.28 thousand hectares, including the two largest in the area of 960 hectares. The region is localized six forest fires in the area of 630 hectares.

On fighting forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk region works 621 people, 41 units of fire equipment, 14 aircraft.

In Tuva, one blazing forest fire in the area of 130 hectares. Forest Service specialists managed to localize it. Threats to human settlements and economic facilities in the area do not.

According Rosgidrometeotsentra in the next day in the Siberian Federal District is expected to partly cloudy, rain. Forest Service experts are requested to respect the rules of fire safety in forests and plant fires in the wrong places.

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