Area of forest fires in Siberia has decreased by almost 3 thousand hectares

The area of forest fires in Siberia for the past day has decreased by almost 3,000 acres — to 14.4 thousand hectares, is the most difficult situation is still saved in the Krasnoyarsk and Tomsk region, said on Friday the district forestry department.

According to the agency, on Thursday morning in the county recorded 110 forest fires in the area of 17.187 hectares. For the past day managed to eliminate 83 forest fires in the area of almost 10.3 thousand hectares. However, the area continued to grow some of the older homes, as well as new ones appeared.

"Today, in the Siberian Federal District operates 87 forest fires in the area of 14.393 thousand hectares," — said in a statement.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory reported 60 forest fires in the area of 6.361 thousand hectares, of which five large an area 2.4 thousand hectares. More than 90% of the fires — in aviation, rugged terrain. The Office notes that the positive trend in reducing fire severity in the region is, in part due to a force of the Federal Reserve FBU "Avialesookhrana."

Just on the edge of forest fire fighting involved 1334 people, 134 units of fire engines, 19 aircraft. Additionally to put out fires in the Krasnoyarsk region attracted 182 employees of the FBI "Avialesookhrana."

In the Tomsk region 13 forest fires burning in the area of 7.521 hectares, in five major areas on 7.12 hectares. All fires in the entity are in the air, rugged terrain.

"The situation is worst in the Alexander forestry — there are three major fires in the area of 6.2 thousand hectares," — the report says.

Working on putting 241 people, 25 units of fire engines, six aircraft (including 100 people from the reserve of the FBI "Avialesookhrana"). Involved specialists involved in fire in the most difficult areas — in Alexander, Verkhneketskyi, Molchanov, Kargasok forest areas.

In the Republic of Tuva recorded eight fires in the area of 423 hectares. Six more centers registered in the Irkutsk region, an area of 88 hectares.

Threats to human settlements and economic facilities in the area not, said agency.

In order to stabilize the forest fire situation a regime of emergency on the entire territory of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Republic of Tuva, Tomsk region, in one area of the Irkutsk region.

Special fire mode (restriction on visiting forests) now continues to operate on the entire territory of the Novosibirsk region and the Republic of Altai, in the four districts of the Republic of Buryatia, in 14 districts of the Irkutsk region, in five areas of the Trans-Baikal region, in five districts of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in the same area Omsk region, in ten districts of the Tomsk region.

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