Fires do not threaten human settlements of Tuva, the Head State Forest Committee

Forest fires are not currently threatening any populated area of Tuva, said Thursday the chairman of the Republican State Committee on Forestry Vadim Kyzyl-ool on a conference call in the government.

According to the Department of Forestry at the SFO, established in Tuva dry and hot weather increases the natural fires. Today in the region are 17 fires in the area of 2.928 hectares. Increase fire severity is in Pii-Khem, Tandinskom Todzha areas and in remote areas. To extinguish fires in the region, 227 people working, including paratroopers from the Federal Reserve, 24 units of fire engines, five aircraft. The republic's government has again turned to the FFA with requests for more than a hundred people from the Federal Reserve to help stabilize the forest fire situation.

"Today, forest fires do not threaten any populated area of the country. None of these fires, which were at a distance of less than 15 kilometers from the towns and villages of Tuva", — said the Kyzyl-ool.

Rescuers at the weekend in Tuva not give fire from wildfires close to two villages in the region.

Throughout the republic continues to operate emergency mode.

Large forest fire in the area of 500 hectares appeared last week in the Barun-Khemchik forest in Bai-Taiga district. In the liquidation group participated paratroopers Tuva airbase in the amount of 14 persons, eight paratroopers died. Six survived, one of them was hospitalized in serious condition.

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