More than 23 thousand hectares of forest burning in Siberia

Area of forest fires in the Siberian Federal District over the weekend has grown from 15 to more than 23 thousand hectares of forest burn in Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk and Irkutsk regions and Tuva, said on Monday the District Department of Forestry.

"As of July 30 on the forest lands of the Siberian Federal District by the Forest Service, the Federal Reserve" Avialesookhrana "and a force of subjects eliminated 42 forest fires in the area of more than 1.2 thousand hectares," — said in a statement.

32 forest fires in the area of more than 6000 hectares are located, including the ten largest in the area of more than 4.6 thousand hectares, and 42 forest fire eliminated, including the three largest in the area of 950 hectares. Fire-fighting draws over 3.5 thousand people, 332 units of fire equipment, 22 aircraft. For extinguishing forest fires in the area attracted 410 experts of the Federal Reserve FBU "Avialesookhrana."

In the Tomsk region for the past day to eliminate one large forest fire in the area of 310 hectares. Another 11 fires in the area of 4.7 thousand hectares were localized, including ten major fires in Verkhneketskyi, Kargasok, Kolpashevo, Molchanov, Tomsk and Pervomaisky areas.

Only in the Tomsk region currently reported 34 forest fires in the area of 10.3 thousand hectares. To assist in the stabilization of the forest fire situation in the Tomsk region sent 100 paratroopers, previously involved in the stabilization of the forest fire situation in the Khabarovsk Territory. 203 specialists from the Federal Reserve "Avialesookhrana" continue to assist in stabilizing the situation. Only in the region on fire fighting works of more than 1.1 thousand people, 98 pieces of fire equipment, 3 air cushion.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory 83 forest fires raging on more than 11.8 thousand hectares. For the past day had been eliminated 23 fire at the area 782 hectares, including the two largest, and 16 fires in the area of more than one thousand acres localized.

To aid in the stabilization of the edge directed 205 paratroopers from the Transbaikal region, Irkutsk region, Buryatia and Amur region. Continue to fight the fire 127 paratroopers of the Federal Reserve "Avialesookhrana. Directed edge in two heavy military transport aircraft Il-76 Defense Ministry from Taganrog, said Sunday GUMCHS in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. IL-76 can hold at one time on board 42 tons of water and the range is about 700 kilometers from home, which will put out the fires, not only near Krasnoyarsk, and in inaccessible areas of the northern areas of the region — Boguchany, Kezhemsky, Yenisei, Motyginskaya.

Total for fighting forest fires in the province involved more than 1,2 thousand people, 202 units of fire engines, 13 aircraft.

In the Republic of Tuva reported 11 forest fires in the area of more than one thousand acres. In the Irkutsk region — two forest fire in the area of 47 hectares.

For the past day the day of detection were eliminated forest fires in Buryatia, Altai Territory, Novosibirsk, Omsk.

"As of today, in the Siberian Federal District operates 131 forest fire on the area 23.249 hectares. Threats settlements and economy in the area is not" — said in a statement.

Abnormally hot, dry weather lasts for two months in the northern part of the Siberian Federal District. The background temperature reaches the mark of more than 35 degrees. According Rosgidrometeotsentra, precipitation in the coming days are expected.

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