Emergencies Ministry plane arrived in Khabarovsk for forest fires

IL-76 Russian Emergencies Ministry on Saturday came from Moscow to Khabarovsk to assist in fighting forest fires in the Khabarovsk region, said on Saturday, the press service of the Far Eastern regional center of Russian Emergencies Ministry.

The complex forest fire situation has been created in the Khabarovsk region due to hot and dry weather. Every day in the region is about half of the forest fires in the Far East. On June 24, in the forests of the Khabarovsk Territory regime introduced emergency.

"Come IL-76 to quench the large wildfires, especially in remote areas. According to the plan, on Saturday the flight crew will assist in extinguishing forest protection units fire Nanaisky region" — said in a statement.

It is noted that at the present time in the fight against forest fires in the province together with experts Avialesookhrana, forestry and volunteer firefighters attended the Mi-8 and Mi-26 Far East Aviation Rescue Centre Russian Emergencies Ministry.

During the last week, the crew of Mi-26 and Mi-8 was carried out aerial reconnaissance to identify new outbreaks of fire, as well as with an external device to reset the discharge of water on burning areas. Mostly aviators Russian Emergencies Ministry worked in Komsomol district, where most challenging conditions.

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