The area of forest fires in Siberia increased to 15.4 thousand hectares

The area of forest fires in Siberia for the past day has increased by almost half — to 15.424 thousand hectares, said on Friday the district forestry department.

"The Siberian Federal District operates 107 forest fires in the area of 15.424 thousand hectares," — said in a statement.

On Thursday morning, there were 94 forest fires in the area of 10.8 hectares.

In Tuva, which was formed in the beginning of June, the most difficult situation, according to the authorities, the situation stabilized.

"Today, the region has five forest fires in the area of 1.709 hectares. Continuing the elimination of all five of the localized fires. Forest fire situation in the region is under control, there is no threat to human settlements," — said the department.

To extinguish fires in the country operates 114 people, five units of fire engines, three air cushion. Now there is a relocation of one of the groups of paratroopers in the amount of 80 people who arrived earlier to help local fire, at an air base in the city of Kyzyl. Another group of commandos of the Federal Reserve is still in Tuva.

Continues to increase the area of forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk region. Despite the fact that over the past day managed to eliminate 22 forest fires in the area of nearly 5000 hectares, is currently in the region continue to operate 67 centers in the area of 8.646 hectares. Among them — the five largest in the area of 4.730 hectares in difficult terrain.

In the fight with the fire now in the province in 1684 involved people, 118 units of fire equipment, 23 air cushion. Including fire are 100 paratroopers from the Federal Reserve "Avialesookhrana."

In the Irkutsk region has 19 forest fires in the area of 563 hectares. A fire in the area of 2 hectares operates the Trans-Baikal region.

In Western Siberia, still, you can not eliminate the forest fires in the Tomsk region. Here on Friday morning reported 15 outbreaks in the area 4.504 ha.

In order to stabilize the forest fire situation a regime of emergency in 12 districts of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, on the whole territory of the Republic of Tuva.

Special fire mode (restriction on visiting forests) is valid throughout the Novosibirsk region and the Altai Republic, in two areas of the Republic of Buryatia, in 17 districts of the Irkutsk region, in five areas of the Trans-Baikal region, in five districts of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in one area of the Omsk Region, the entire territory of the Tomsk region.

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