Area of forest fires in Siberia rose to 19 thousand hectares over the weekend

Area of forest fires in Siberia over the weekend has risen from 14 to 19 000 hectares of forest burn in Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk and Irkutsk regions, the Republic of Tuva and Buryatia, said on Monday the District Department of Forestry.

"As of July 2 on the forest lands of the Siberian Federal District eliminated 48 forest fires in the area of almost 3.5 thousand hectares, including the six largest in the area of 2.4 thousand hectares," — said in a release.

For the past day the fire covered 5,000 acres. Localized 36 forest fires in the area of 7.8 thousand hectares. For extinguishing fires in 2377 involved people, 251 units of fire equipment and 37 aircraft.

Currently operating in Siberia 98 forest fires in the area of 19 000 hectares.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory reported 62 forest fires in the area of 8.4 thousand hectares, of which eight large an area 4.3 thousand hectares. Large fires in the Yenisei and Boguchany districts operate in the aviation difficult terrain.

Just on the edge of forest fire fighting work 1.75 thousand people and 203 units of fire engines, 21 air board. Additionally put out fires involved 182 employees of the Federal Reserve FBU "Avialesookhrana." Emergency mode introduced across the province since June 26.

In the Tomsk region are 11 forest fires in the area of 8.9 hectares. In particular there are three major fires in the area of 8.2 thousand hectares — all in the Alexander area, where there is still the most complex forest fire situation.

State of emergency was introduced in the whole territory of the Tomsk region from June 25. Working on putting 261 people, nine pieces of fire equipment, five aircraft.

In the Republic of Tuva are nine forest fires in the area of 1.6 thousand hectares. The forest fire situation is under control, there is no threat to human settlements. Since June 6, emergency treatment is available throughout the country. On fire fighting works 117 people, seven units of fire engines, two air cushion.

In the Irkutsk region there are 11 forest fires in the area of 114 hectares. Threats to human settlements and economic facilities in the area do not. In most parts of the Siberian Federal District is dry and hot weather.

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