Administration of Nizhny Novgorod region has banned visits to forests in 17 districts of the region because of the high fire danger, said Deputy Governor Vladimir Lebedev.
"In the future, Constantine, Knyaginin, Pilninskom, Sergachskom, Spassky, Bor and other areas of a ban on visits to forests," — he said.
In the 17 districts of the fire entered the fourth grade.
According to forecasters, from Tuesday until the end of the week in Nizhny Novgorod and the region is expected to abnormally hot weather. The average daily temperature will be more than seven degrees above normal. In the southern half of the Nizhny Novgorod region is expected places extreme fire danger (fifth, the maximum grade).
MES in this regard predicts likelihood of wildfire. Rescuers asked Nizhny Novgorod to be extremely careful with fire, do not plant fires near homes, not to burn dry grass and debris.
Minister of Emergency Situations in the Nizhny Novgorod region Alexei Shikanov reminded that violators of banning forest fires face fines — up to 4 thousand for individuals, up to 200,000 legal entities.