Forest protection staff for the last day in the Far East extinguished 12 wildfires, the press service of the Department of Forestry in the Far Eastern Federal District.
"Over the past day in the Far East there were 96 forest fires (60 in the Khabarovsk region, 19 in Yakutia, 13 in the Sakhalin region, two in the Primorsky Territory, one in Magadan and Amur regions). Specialists was extinguished 12 of them, 19 more been localized, "- said in a statement.
It is noted that the area of forest fires, traversed for the last day fire was 2.843 hectares. Were involved in fire 1000 650, 376 vehicles, 15 aircraft.
"As of Wednesday morning in the Far East continue to blaze 65 forest fires" — to be confirmed in a statement.
Fire season in the Far East because of the snowless winter came early. The situation is complicated by the careless use of fire in the forest, as well as burns dry grass that suit the locals.