Haze enveloped the Omsk and the Omsk region because of forest and peat fires, said Thursday GUMCHS the region.
"According to information received from the meteorologist, haze caused the presence of suspended particles in the air, dust, industrial smoke and soot from forest and peat fires in neighboring regions. Northern and north-east wind flow of smoke contributes to the territory of the Omsk region," — said in a statement.
At the same time, as noted by the rescuers, the maximum allowable concentration of harmful substances in the air does not exceed the Omsk. MOE encourages residents to limit exposure to the open air, using gauze bandages, close the windows and vents and use the air conditioner.
Such a situation is in the region for the first time. A month ago, on June 21, local authorities have already informed the dense haze of smoke that covered parts of the Omsk region.