Forecasters predict heavy showers on Monday with thunderstorms and squally winds up to 24 meters per second in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area — Yugra, where there were 36 fires, the press service of the head of the region.
"This information was announced at the staff meeting in the government of the region. Main topic was the fire hazard in the forests of the region. Threats settlements and energy sector not," — said in a statement.
It is noted that in the west and in the central part of the county established cool weather, accompanied by rains. According to weather forecasts, the same changes must occur in the east of the region.
In extinguishing fires involving over 500 people. Around 200 people are on guard. In the liquidation of fires also involved aircraft. The situation is very tense in the Nizhnevartovsk region, the document says.
Meanwhile, according to the Khanty-Mansi base of aviation and ground protection of forests, on Monday morning in Ugra registered 18 forest fires in the area over a thousand acres. According to the specialized dispatch service, on June 25 from the beginning of the fire season in the county registered 650 forest fires in the area of 36.6 hectares.