More than 11 thousand hectares of forests continue to burn in Siberia

The area of forest fires in Siberia for the past day increased slightly — from 11.5 to 11.8 thousand hectares of forest burn in Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk region, Tuva and Khakassia, said on Wednesday the District Department of Forestry.

"As of July 25 on the forest lands of the Siberian Federal District by the Forest Service, the Federal Reserve" Avialesookhrana "and a force of subjects eliminated 45 forest fires in the area of almost 3.7 thousand hectares," — said in a release. Another 15 fires in the area more than three thousand acres have been contained.

To extinguish fires brought 2.26 thousand people, 315 units of fire equipment, 27 aircraft. In comparison with the previous day, the group of forces and means for the District has increased by 1.3 times. For extinguishing forest fires attracted 297 experts of the Federal Reserve FBU "Avialesookhrana."

In the Tomsk region for the past day had been eliminated 14 forest fires in the area of almost 1.9 thousand hectares, including four major fires in the Alexander and Verkhneketskyi areas. Total in the region on Wednesday morning reported 30 forest fires in the area of 7.8 thousand hectares. Aid in the elimination of natural fires have 199 specialists of the Federal Reserve FBU "Avialesookhrana." Only in the region on fire fighting involved 983 people, 143 units of fire engines, six air cushions.

Due to fires in the region of Tomsk region and neighboring Novosibirsk region were shrouded in dense smog. Tomsk airport actually does not accept and does not send the planes.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory 65 forest fires raging on an area 3.9 thousand hectares. In the past day 15 fires in the area of 1.7 thousand hectares have been eliminated. On fighting forest fires in the province are involved 1.1 thousand people, 114 pieces of fire equipment, 21 air board.

In the Republic of Tuva registered four forest fire in the area of 27 hectares. In the Republic of Khakassia — one forest fire in the area of nine hectares.

Threats to human settlements and economic facilities in the area do not.

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