Area of forest fires in the regions of the Siberian Federal District for the past day has increased from 10.6 thousand hectares to about 11.5 thousand, forests burn in Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk region and Tuva, said on Monday the District Department of Forestry.
"As of July 24 on the forest lands of the Siberian Federal District by the Forest Service, the Federal Reserve" Avialesookhrana "and involved forces eliminated 51 subjects wildfire on almost 4.4 thousand hectares," — said in a statement. Another 25 fires in the area of 4000 hectares located.
To extinguish fires brought 1.8 thousand people, 272 units of fire equipment, 24 air cushion. Grouping of forces and means for the District one day increased by almost 1.5 times. For extinguishing forest fires in the area involved 220 specialists of the Federal Reserve FBU "Avialesookhrana."
Among liquidated — three major fires on the area 3.6 thousand hectares in the Yenisei and the North-Yenisei Krasnoyarsk Territory.
The region currently lists 57 forest fires in the area of 3.6 thousand hectares. Operating area fires per day decreased by 178 hectares. On fighting forest fires in the province involved 922 people, 74 units of fire equipment, 20 aircraft.
In the Tomsk region 36 forest fires raging on an area of 7.8 thousand hectares of which 14 fires in the area of more than 2000 hectares are located. To extinguish fires in the region runs 704 people, 139 units of fire engines, four air cushion. To help stabilize the situation in the subject sent 200 experts of the Federal Reserve "Avialesookhrana."
In the Republic of Tyva operates only one forest fire in the area of 5 hectares.
"As of today, in the Siberian Federal District operates 94 forest fires in the area of 11.47 hectares. Threats settlements and economy in the area is not" — said the department.