Forest protection specialists for the last day eliminated the Far East 12 wildfires, said on Wednesday the press office of the Forestry Department in the Far Eastern Federal District.
"In the Far East for the last day there were 45 wildfires. 15 in the Khabarovsk region, three in the Amur region, 11 in Yakutia, seven in the Sakhalin region, four in the Magadan region, five in Chukotka. Experts managed to eliminate 12 of them, six localized "- said in a statement.
It is noted that the area of forest fires, traversed for the last day fire was 1.799 hectares. Were involved in fire 550 people, 65 vehicles, 15 aircraft, including 11 helicopters.
"As of Wednesday morning in the Far East continue to blaze 27 wildfires. Threats settlements and no economy" — to be confirmed 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.