Forest burns next to oil and gas fields on the Yamal Peninsula

The staff of the Forestry Department on Monday recorded a forest fire near the gas field, which is developing a structural unit "Gazprom Neft", the press service of the Forestry Department of the Urals Federal District.

"On Monday, at 12.05 local time (10.05 MSK) in the duty-control office of the Forestry Department in the Ural Federal District received a call about a forest fire, three kilometers from the village of Hanim Pur District, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. Responsible duty related to the regional control center Yamal , the message of the fire was confirmed, "- said in a statement.

It is noted that the forest burns along the road to the oil and gas field Vyngayaha which develops branch "Muravlenkovskneft" (mining company "Gazprom Neft").

"The extent and nature of forest fires are specified. In eliminating natural fires involve local residents and members of the Civil Code" Yamalspas ", force and fire fighting equipment as specified," — the document says.

According to the regional control center of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, currently accepted range of necessary measures to prevent the transfer of a forest fire in the residential areas and fields.

Previously, the Forest Department of the Ural Federal District reported that due to the difficult weather conditions can not cope with forest fires in Ugra and Yamal.

According to the department, on the morning of Monday, June 25, at the Forest Fund of the Urals Federal District, there were 72 forest fires on an area of 4000 hectares, of which 17 natural fires are already localized. Involved in putting over a thousand people, including 737 employees of forest protection, and 78 units of special vehicles and 23 aircraft.

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