The area of natural fires in Yakutia since Saturday has increased from 3.67 to 1.9 thousand hectares, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday of the Republican Emergency Management.
According to the agency, on the last Friday in Yakutia there were seven wildfires in an area of 780 hectares. By Saturday, the area of fire decreased to 3.67 hectares. Then four days the area of forest fires has increased dramatically to more than 500 times. Now experts are trying to put out six wildfires on an area of more than 1.9 hectares.
"By putting out fires attracted 171 people and 20 pieces of equipment," — said the source.
He added that there is no threat to human settlements.
Since the beginning of fire season in Yakutia presidential orders selhozpaly prohibited areas (burning herbs) in 20 districts.
MOE issued an urgent warning about the fact that in those days in the east and Oimyakon Aldan region of Yakutia is expected to establish an extremely high — V class of fire wood. High — IV class fire is observed in Churapcha, Ust-Maya, Amga Vilyuisk, Verkhnevilyuisk, Nyurbinskaya, Srednekolymsky areas.