Number of forest fires in Russia over the weekend has increased from 224 to 231 of the hearth, the most difficult situation is stored in the forests of the Urals, Siberia and the Far East, according to the Federal Forestry Agency (FFA).
"As of Monday morning, Russia has 231 forest fires, including 226 fires on forest land, two fires on the lands of other categories (Khabarovsk Territory), three fires on lands protected areas (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Buryatia) . Threats settlements and no economy, "- said in a statement.
According to authorities, over the past day by fire covered 9.2 thousand hectares, including 7.4 thousand hectares of forest area.
It clarifies the FFA, in the Krasnoyarsk region are 57 forest fires in the area of 7.3 thousand hectares, Yamal — 34 fire in the area of 1,7 hectares, in the Khabarovsk Territory — 51 fire in the area 4.4 thousand hectares, in Sakhalin region — 11 fires in the area of 2.2 hectares, in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District — 26 forest fires in the area of about a thousand acres.
According to the forecast of Roshydromet, contained in the report, in the next three days is a high, sometimes extreme fire danger in the north of the Krasnodar Krai, Chelyabinsk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk and Kemerovo regions, in the east of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, most of the Krasnoyarsk region, Khakassia and Tuva, the Irkutsk region in the west, on the south edge of the Khabarovsk and Kamchatka and Sakhalin.
It clarifies the agency in Krasnoyarsk forest fire brigade reinforced squad in the amount of 284 paratroopers, in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District are working one hundred paratroopers, in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District — 43 commando in the Khabarovsk Territory — 73 paratroopers.