Forest protection specialists for the last day eliminated the Far East 16 wildfires, said on Saturday the press service of the Department of Forestry in the Far Eastern Federal District.
"In the Far East, there were 66 wildfires. Thirty two — in the Khabarovsk region, 14 — in the Amur region, eight — in Yakutia and Sakhalin, three — in the Kamchatka region — one in the Magadan region. Experts managed to eliminate 16 of them , and another 28 were localized, "- said in a release.
It is noted that, as of Saturday morning in the Far East continue to blaze 22 wildfires. Threats settlements and no economy.
"The area of forest fires, traversed for the last day fire was 2578 hectares. Were used to put out 848 people, 102 pieces of equipment, 16 aircraft, including ten helicopters," — says the 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.