Forest protection staff for the last day in the Far East extinguished 22 wildfires, said on Thursday the press office of the Forestry Department in the Far Eastern Federal District.
"Over the past day in the Far East there were 104 forest fires (58 in the Khabarovsk region, 21 in Yakutia, 13 in the Sakhalin region, eight in the Amur region, in — two in the Primorsky Krai and Magadan region). Experts managed to eliminate 22 of them, 26 more localized, "- said in a statement.
It is noted that the area of forest fires, traversed for the last day fire was 2.719 hectares. Were involved in fire 1866 people, 404 pieces of equipment, 15 aircraft.
"As of Thursday morning in the Far East continue to blaze 56 wildfires" — 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.