Natural fires in June really threatened 120 cities of Russia

Natural fires in the past month have created a real threat to the 120 localities in Russia, there are no victims, told RIA Novosti on Monday, spokesman for the National Center for Crisis Management (National Emergency Management Center) Russian Emergencies Ministry.

"The threatened area in June there were 120 settlements, victims among the population not allowed," — said the source.

According to him, the Russian Emergencies Ministry aircraft 519 times was involved in the suppression of natural fires, in their pockets had been dropped a total of 7.91 tons of water.

As reported earlier, the Emergencies Ministry, in 2012, a high risk that wildfires and agricultural palov on settlements, garden plots and the economy is predicted in Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Omsk and Amur regions.

In the danger zone may also be 1.1 thousand social facilities, 3000 lines, 536 oil and gas pipelines, 407 railway stations and 856 highways.

According to the forecast office, exceeding the average annual values of landscape fires (the number of seats and the area) is expected in Bashkortostan, Buryatia, Komi, Perm, Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Trans-Baikal, Khabarovsk and Primorye territories, Kaliningrad, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kirov, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen and Omsk regions.

According to MOE, in 2011 in Russia was 21.1 thousands of forest fires (in 2010 — 34.8 thousand) of the total area of 1.67 million hectares (in 2010 — 2.45 million).

The most difficult situation in some periods of the fire season shape in Yakutia, Komi Republic, Buryatia, Khabarovsk, Trans-Baikal, Krasnoyarsk regions, Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk regions.

In the North-West, Ural, Siberian and Far Eastern federal districts accounted for 88% of the total number of forest fires occurred, and 99% of the area traversed by fire.

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