Smog from forest fires paralyzed Tomsk airport

All evening flights from Tomsk airport in the afternoon on Thursday was canceled because of increased smog from forest fires, told RIA Novosti on Thursday, a representative of the Tomsk airport.

In particular, canceled flights to the northern town of Surgut and the pioneer and Barnaul. Flight airline "UTair" from St. Petersburg sent to the alternate airport Tolmachevo (Novosibirsk).

"It was impossible to fly, really poor visibility. We do not send or receive. Flights that were to come from Surgut and St. Petersburg — they will not." UTair "organizes a bus for passengers to Novosibirsk, who will fly out to St. Petersburg. canceled flight to Surgut, like other flights "Tomsk Avia", which because of the smog could not come to Tomsk, "- said the agency interlocutor.

According to the regional Emergencies Ministry, at 12 am local time (9:00 am MSK) Thursday in the Tomsk region registered 33 forest fires in 12 districts of the area 7.878 hectares. For the last day in the region having six fires in the area of 24.8 hectares, eliminated three fires on the area of 503.2 hectares.

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