About 40 forest fires in the area of 3.8 thousand hectares are raging in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, the number of fires per day increased by five, said on Wednesday the District Office of MOE.
"In the last hours in the autonomous region eliminated 15 wildfires. Goes extinguishing 39 fires, 11 of which are located wildfires. Threats settlements and no economy," — said in a statement.
In particular, the rescuers "Yamalspasa" extinguish a fire in the Upper Taz Federal Reserve, which appeared June 28 in 297 kilometers from the village only on the area of 1.5 hectares.
In Krasnoselkupsk area is extinguishing 11 fires on an area of 1.2 thousand hectares, employs more than 160 firefighters paratroopers. In Pur district 314 rescuers extinguish 24 forest fires in the area over a thousand acres.