Area of the fire in a nature reserve Upper Taz the Urals for the day increased by six hectares — to 98-mi, firefighters plan to put out the fire in the evening, said on Wednesday the press office of the Forestry Department in the Urals Federal District.
The fire was found on Monday in the reserve, located in the south-eastern part of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. As of 12.00 MSK Tuesday, an area of 92 hectares.
"At present, natural localized fire, combustion occurs in the center, on the edge of the fire, the fire does not go … As noted in the regional control center of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district, a forest fire in the Upper Taz Reserve will put out in the evening today," — said.
In fire fighting involving 11 people and Mi-8 helicopter.
Since the beginning of fire season in 2012 is the first fire in the reserve "Upper Taz." Last year, in its territory have been four forest fires on an area of 305 hectares.