Number of forest fires in Russia per day increased by 12%, to 259 seats

Number of forest fires in Russia over the past day has increased from 231 to 259 seats, 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 Tuesday morning in Russia there are 259 forest fires, including 254 fires on forest lands, three fires on lands protected areas (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Buryatia), two fires on the lands of other categories (Yamal Nenets Autonomous District), "- said in a statement.

According to authorities, over the past day by fire covered 13.2 thousand hectares, including 10.8 thousand hectares of forest area.

It clarifies the FFA, in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District are 26 forest fires in the area of 0.8 thousand hectares, Yamal — 34 forest fires in the area nearly two thousand acres, in the Tomsk region there are 11 forest fires in the area of 9000 hectares in the Krasnoyarsk Territory — 59 forest fires in the area of 8000 hectares in the Khabarovsk Territory — 55 forest fires in the area of 4.3 thousand hectares, in Sakhalin are 11 forest fires in the area of 3.3 thousand hectares.

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 Territory, Khakassia and Tuva, the Irkutsk region in the west, on the south edge of the Khabarovsk and Kamchatka and Sakhalin.

In the Krasnoyarsk region, as clarifies agency team of forest firefighters reinforced squad in the amount of 284 paratroopers, in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District employs 165 paratroopers, in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District — 43 commando in the Khabarovsk Territory — 73 paratroopers in Tomsk region — a hundred paratroopers and Tuva 48 paratroopers.

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