Thirty-seven forest fires on an area of almost 1.5 thousand hectares are raging in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, said the county Emergency Management.
"For the past day within the county arose 22 wildfires, 18 fires eliminated. Goes quenching 37 wildfires, 17 of which are located. Threats settlements and no economy" — the document says.
Specifies that the area is Krasnoselkupsk extinguishing 13 fires on the area of 250 hectares. It employs 118 firefighters paratroopers "Yamalspasa."
In Pur district 324 firefighters paratrooper "Yamalspasa" and Mi-8 MTV extinguish 20 forest fires in the area of 1.1 thousand hectares.