The area of forest fires in Siberia increased over the weekend to 20.6 thousand hectares

The area of forest fires in Siberia for the weekend has increased by about a third — to 20.6 thousand hectares, said on Monday the District Department of Forestry.

"Today, in the Siberian Federal District are 106 forest fires in the area of 20.6 thousand hectares," — said in a statement.

On Friday, there were 107 forest fires in the area of 15.4 hectares.

According to authorities, over the past day by fire covered 6.3 thousand hectares, of which 5.3 thousand — forests. To extinguish fires involved more than 2 thousand people, 183 units of fire equipment, 45 aircraft.

At present in the Republic of Tuva has three fire on the area 397 hectares. The largest fire in the area of 390 hectares is localized. The forest fire situation in the region is stable, threats settlements there.

According to the release, the band paratroopers of 80 people who worked on extinguishing forest fires in the country, is aimed at the Krasnoyarsk Territory.

In the Krasnoyarsk region over the past day by forest guards managed to eliminate 32 forest fires in the area of almost 50,000 hectares, 30 more fires in the area of 8.7 thousand hectares localized. Monday morning in the region reported 67 forest fires in the area of 12.5 thousand hectares, of which six large an area 9.6 thousand hectares in the aviation, rugged terrain, according to the department.

Emergency mode operates in 12 districts of the region, still operates in 24 districts on high alert, and in five districts are special fire mode.

"Today, 25 June, is expected to enter the mode of emergency across the province," — the report says. The region has long been established dry and hot weather. Just on the edge of forest fire fighting involved 1.5 thousand people, 130 units of fire engines, 26 aircraft.

Due to the deterioration of the forest fire situation in the Tomsk region on Friday, June 22, the governor of the Tomsk region resorted to the FFA with a request to send to the region of fire, paratroopers to assist in fighting forest fires in difficult terrain. Forty-nine people reserve the FBI "Avialesookhrana" from the Republic of Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal region have already been sent to the region. From June 23 emergency mode operates in five districts. Monday is expected to enter emergency mode throughout the region. Currently, the region has 19 fires in the area of 7.2 thousand hectares.

According to the county department, the Transbaikal Krai fires there. In the Irkutsk region has eight forest fires in the area of 290 hectares. In the Novosibirsk region has one forest fire on the area of 24 hectares. Threats to human settlements and economic facilities in the area do not.

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