Settlements in Siberia failed to protect against fire, assured the Minister of Emergency Situations

Despite the difficult situation with forest fires in Siberia, failed to protect communities from fire, the head of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Vladimir Puchkov, which held in Tomsk field meeting of the working group of the Government Commission.

"Due to the difficult situation with wildfires occurred smoke large parts of Siberia, there are problems in southern Yakutia, in several regions of the Urals Federal District," — said Tufts.

According to his assessment, controls and capabilities worked quickly.

"Not allowed for losses and loss of critical facilities of the economy. Stable operation of the system of communication and supply. From fire managed to protect communities," — said the head of the Emergencies Ministry.

At the same time, he said, there were failures in the transport and communications, in the first place, and aviation.

Tufts said that the group is putting out fires increases. Only in the region will have three Il-76 aircraft and four amphibious aircraft Be-200.

"Application of the Mi-8 and Mi-26 while hampered by changing meteoobstanovki," — said the head of the Emergencies Ministry.

Forest fires are raging in the Tomsk region in the square 8.357 hectares. Tomsk is shrouded in dense smoke and carbon monoxide in the air exceeds the norm.

On Thursday in the second half of the day because of the Tomsk airport smog does not accept and does not send the planes.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday called the anomalous situation with forest fires in the Tomsk region, called on the region to mobilize all relevant services and instructed the head of MES to bring the situation to fighting under special control. Together with the head of the MES in the region on Saturday came as heads Rospotrebnadzor and FFA.

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