Number of forest fires in Russia over the past day has increased from 224 to 246 seats, the most difficult situation is in the forests of the Urals and Siberia, said the FFA.
It clarifies the agency over the past day by fire covered 16.4 thousand hectares, including 13.2 thousand hectares of forest area.
"As of Friday morning, June 22, in Russia there are 246 forest fires, including 243 fires on forest land, a fire on lands of specially protected natural territories (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District), two fires on the land of reindeer pastures ( Chukotka), "- said in a release.
FFA also clarifies that in the Krasnoyarsk region are 67 forest fires in the area of 8.8 hectares, in the Tomsk region — 14 forest fires in the area of 4.5 thousand hectares, in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District 33 forest fires in the area of 3.4 thousand hectares.
According to Roshydromet, contained in the message, the emergency fire danger forecast in the forests of Astrakhan, Kursk region, in the east of the Volgograd region and the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District, Tomsk region, most of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in the north of Khakassia, in the Irkutsk Region, southern Khabarovsk Krai, Amur Oblast, Kamchatka Krai and Sakhalin.
Now, says the FFA, 101 fire paratrooper from the reserve "Avialesookhrana" (FFA division) works in the Krasnoyarsk region, 178 people in Tuva, 73 people in Yakutia, 26 people in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District.
The main cause of forest fires are selhozpaly, thunderstorms, and careless handling of fire.