The area of forest fires in the Urals Federal District in the past day decreased by 2.7 times — up to 681 acres, said on Wednesday the District Department of Forestry.
"For the past day by the Forest Service eliminated 30 natural fires in Tyumen, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area — Yugra and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District," — said in a statement.
As of Wednesday, the Urals are 27 fires, nine of which are localized. With fire fighting 964 people. In the fire involved 28 units and 17 units of special equipment of aircraft.
Two fire flattering total area continue to operate Verhnetazovskom Reserve on Yamal. Both fires are localized.
"The most difficult situation is the forest fire in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area — Yugra and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, which accounts for most of the forest fires in the Urals (in general, 23 of the 27 natural fires, as of August 1, 2012)" — According to the Office.
The Department also notes that, in the Urals Federal District currently has one mode of emergency regional level — in Khanty-Mansiysk, and 14 municipal emergency mode.
Since the beginning of the fire season in the Urals in 2012 recorded 5.9 thousands of forest fires on the total area of 222.7 hectares.