Emergencies Ministry warns of high fire danger class in 14 regions

Russian Emergencies Ministry on Tuesday warned of the highest — the fifth — grade fire hazards that may arise in the fourteen subjects of six federal districts in the coming days.

"Operational forecasting of possible emergencies in the coming day will be caused … extreme fire danger in the North West (1 subject, and 7 municipal districts), North Caucasus (1 subject to 2 municipalities), Southern (3 subjects, up to 27 municipalities), Volga (5 subjects, and 28 municipalities), Siberian (1 subject to one municipal area) and Far East (3 subjects, and 3 municipalities) federal districts, "- said in an operational forecast office.

According to MOE, for a day at the territory of Russia 135 wildfires a total area of 1.54 thousand hectares, an area of 127 liquidated 1.61 hectares. Continue to operate 52 focus on the area of 832.5 hectares, including a major one in the Siberian Federal District. Threats settlements and no economy.

Fighting forest fires in the Russian regions are 2.1 thousand people and 487 pieces of equipment, including the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia — 90 people and 48 vehicles.

According to MOE, in 2011 in Russia was 21.1 thousands of forest fires (in 2010 — 34.8 thousand) of the total area of 1.67 million hectares (in 2010 — 2.45 million).

The most difficult situation in some periods of the fire season shape in Yakutia, Komi Republic, Buryatia, Khabarovsk, Trans-Baikal, Krasnoyarsk regions, Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk regions.

In the North-West, Ural, Siberian and Far Eastern federal districts accounted for 88% of the total number of forest fires occurred, and 99% of the area traversed by fire.

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