In the South Urals frequent lightning fires already registered 11 cases

Chelyabinsk, June 22 (New Region, Alla Alexandrova) — In the Chelyabinsk region discovered a new attack, "storm" fires.

As the correspondent of "New Region", the press service of the EMERCOM Russia's Chelyabinsk region, starting from May 23, the Southern Urals registered 11 cases of fires caused by lightning strikes began. Thus, during this period, due to lightning strikes occurred five fires in private homes, 2 times burned outbuildings. Also for this reason, burned three garden house. In Chesmen area lightning struck the power pole in the end of 7 hours much of the area remained without electricity. In the storm Korkino half burnt houses in the private sector.

Authorities say Korkinsky area often but thunderstorms caused fires as electricity is unsatisfactory both in home and foreign. Aggravate the situation trees, overgrown over power lines. Because of the high winds and falling branches on wires short-circuits, transformer substations fail.

As experts say Chelyabinsk meteorologist, natural fires — a rare phenomenon. However, in the current year due to the large number of lightning strikes the number of cases has increased. Note that because of the rainy summer of forest fires, however, reduced to a minimum, resulting in a special fire safety in the forests of the area is completely removed.

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