Area of forest fires in Siberia over the weekend rose to 11 thousand hectares

Area of forest fires in Siberia over the weekend has increased from 7 to 11 hectares, the most difficult situation in the Krasnoyarsk region, said on Wednesday the District Department of Forestry.

"Of 90 forest fires in the area of 11.356 thousand hectares, including 15 large an area of 5.382 thousand hectares," — said in a statement.

In the Republic of Tuva, where last week kept most difficult situation in the area, the area of forest fires decreased to 1.918 thousand hectares, today it registered 15 fires. Throughout the country continues to operate emergency mode. To extinguish fires in the region with more than 200 people, 20 units of fire engines, two air cushion. This including paratroopers from the Federal Reserve, which are involved in the suppression of fires in high-risk areas — Kaa-Khem, Turanian, Chadanskom, Shagonarskom, Barun-Khemchik forestry.

The forest fire situation deteriorated markedly in nearby Krasnoyarsk Territory. Here, according to the department, there are 48 forest fires in the area of 7.16 thousand hectares, of which nine large an area of 3.57 hectares. Emergency mode is entered in the ten districts of the region. To extinguish fires in the region are currently enabled more than 1.3 thousand people, 280 vehicles, 25 aircraft. The region has also sought help from the Federal Forestry Agency, and on Wednesday at the edge of 100 people come airborne fire service.

In the Irkutsk region there are 16 forest fires in the area of 755 hectares, four in the area of 66 hectares is located.

In Western Siberia, still, most forest fires mentioned in the Tomsk region. Wednesday morning is registered ten centers 1.472 thousand hectares area, three of them in the area 212 hectares located.

Another wildfire operates in the Republic of Altai, in the area of 51 hectares.

The Department notes that the threats to human settlements and economic facilities in the area do not.

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