Number of forest fires in Russia during day decreased by 8% to 123 seats

Number of forest fires in Russia one day fell from 135 to 123 seats, the most difficult situation is stored in the forests of Siberia and the Far East, said the FFA.

The ministry said that as of Wednesday, June 6, on forest land liquidated 135 forest fires over the past day by fire covered 4.8 thousand hectares, including 3.2 thousand hectares of forest area.

"As of today, Russia has 123 forest fires, including 117 fires on forest lands, 6 fires on lands protected areas (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Khabarovsk Krai, Amur Region)", — says the agency.

The most difficult situation is developing, particularly in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District and in Tuva, Buryatia and Krasnoyarsk Krai, Amur region and Transbaikalia. Here in some areas "in order to stabilize the forest fire situation introduced a state of emergency."

In addition, as clarifies agency for fighting fires in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District 96 firefighters deployed paratroopers to Tuva also sent 100 experts "Avialesookhrana" (a division of the Federal Forestry Agency, participates in the detection and suppression of fires).

"For the next three days, according to Hydrometeorology, projected high and extreme fire danger in some places in the north-west of the Murmansk region, in the east of the Republic of Kalmykia and Orenburg, Volgograd, Astrakhan and Irkutsk regions, in the south-east of the Siberian Federal District, in the north Khabarovsk Krai, Yakutia and in the south of Kamchatka, "- said in a statement.

The main causes of forest fires — selhozpaly and careless handling of fire. Threats to settlements and no economy, the report said.

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