Forest on an area of almost one thousand hectares burning in Ugra

More than 30 fires in the area of 990.8 hectares is raging in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area — Yugra, one day the number of fires has decreased by three fires, the area has decreased by 900 acres, said on Wednesday the Department of Natural Resources and the non-oil sector of the economy of the region.

"Today, in the forests of Ugra are 31 forest fire with a total area 990.8 hectares, located four forest fires with a total area 486 hectares," — said in a statement.

Clarifies that most fires — ten — registered in Nizhnevartovsk forest area, where they are an area of 267 hectares.

Since the beginning of the fire season in the forests of Ugra registered 1.4 thousand forest fires with a total area 105.4 thousand hectares. In 2011, this date was recorded 658 fires a total area of 32.7 hectares.

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