Wildfires in Russia a day has decreased by one third — MOE

The number of wildfires in Russia one day fell by about a third, from 96 to 69 seats, but their area has changed little, said Friday Emergencies Ministry.

According to authorities, for the last day in the country was recorded 111 wildfires on an area 6.2 thousand hectares, was extinguished 139 seats on the same area.

"Continued to operate 69 centers in the area of 3.6 thousand hectares, the area of active burning is 107 hectares. Threats settlements and no economy," — said in a statement.

For days before in Russia there were 96 wildfires in the area of 3.6 thousand hectares.

According to MOE, in 2011 in Russia was 21.1 thousands of forest fires (in 2010 — 34.8 thousand) of the total area of 1.67 million hectares (in 2010 — 2.45 million).

The most difficult situation in some periods of the fire season shape in Yakutia, Komi Republic, Buryatia, Khabarovsk, Trans-Baikal, Krasnoyarsk regions, Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk regions. In the North-West, Ural, Siberian and Far Eastern federal districts accounted for 88% of the total number of forest fires occurred, and 99% of the area traversed by fire.

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