Forest protection staff for the last day eliminated the Far East 20 wildfires, 51 more fire continues to blaze in the region, the press service of the Department of Forestry in the Far Eastern Federal District.
"In the Far East for the last day was registered 91 wildfires. Forces forest protection was abolished 20 fires, 18 of which occurred in the preceding days. Another 20 fires have been contained," — said in a statement.
Specifies that the area affected by the fire at night, was 2.394 thousand hectares, of which the area covered by forest is 593 hectares. Only in the area were involved in fire 1000 330 people, 273 vehicles and 19 aircraft.
"As of Thursday evening in the Far East continues to blaze a forest fire 51: 36 — in the Khabarovsk region, five — in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), four — in the Sakhalin region and three in the Amur and Magadan regions", — the press-service .
According to the department, the main causes of forest fires — thunderstorms, careless handling of fire.
In order to stabilize a regime of emergency in one area of the Amur region, in 21 districts of Yakutia, in two areas of the Sakhalin region. Special fire mode (restriction on visiting forests) is introduced in 13 districts of Yakutia, in the 10 districts of the Primorsky Territory, in seven districts of the Khabarovsk Territory, in five areas of the Sakhalin region, in four districts of the Jewish Autonomous Region, in the two regions of Chukotka, in one district of the Magadan region .