Fire rages in Yamal reserve

 The fire was blazing in the Yamal natural Upper Taz Sanctuary, but firefighters have managed to stop its spread, said Tuesday the forestry department in the Urals Federal District.

"In the last day on this protected area … According to the system of space monitoring ISDM-FFA was detected forest fire on an area of 92 hectares, of which forest — 84 hectares," — said in a statement.

As at 12.00 MSK June 5, the natural fire is localized. Extinguish a fire forest protection officers, who came to the place of emergency on the Mi-8. The fire began to dry thunderstorms, said the department.

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.

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