Forest protection specialists for the last day eliminated the Far East 39 forest fires, said on Tuesday the press office of the Forestry Department in the Far Eastern Federal District.
"Over the past day in the Far East there were 107 forest fires. 49 in the Khabarovsk region, 34 in the Amur region, nine in Yakutia, eight in the Sakhalin region, six in the Kamchatka region, one in the Primorye Territory. Specialists managed to eliminate 39 of them, more 20 localized "- said in a statement.
It is noted that the area of forest fires, traversed for the last day fire was 2.817 hectares. Were involved in fire 1264 people, 196 vehicles, 16 aircraft, including nine helicopters.
"As of Tuesday morning in the Far East, 48 wildfires raging. Threats settlements and no economy," — said in a statement.
Fire season in the Far East because of the snowless winter came early. The situation is complicated by the careless use of fire in the forest, as well as burns dry grass that suit the locals.
In order to stabilize the forest fire situation a regime of emergency on the entire territory of Primorsky Krai, Amur Oblast, Jewish Autonomous Region, as well as in the three districts of the Khabarovsk Territory. During the regime of the inhabitants of regions forbidden to visit the forest to plant them in the fires, burn dry grass.