Eleven forest fires raging in Sakhalin

Eleven forest fires raging in Sakhalin, the fire reached over 3.3 thousand hectares, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, the deputy director of the Flight Service Sakhalin base of aviation and ground forest protection Nikolai Kopeikin.

"Fires are operating in five regions. Biggest of them on the area 720 hectares — in the mountains Tymovsk area. Almost all fires are located in remote and inaccessible places," — said Kopeikin.

He noted that the situation is complicated by dry, hot weather without rain and strong winds.

"The fire fighting forest fire workers involved 96 units, 52 units of heavy specialized equipment, Ka-32, Mi-8 with overflow devices. Threats settlements and no economy", — told the agency.

Earlier it was reported that due to the current in the Sakhalin region of high and extreme fire danger due to weather conditions a limit on the stay of citizens in the woods and travel to their vehicles in the 15 of the 19 municipalities of the region.

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