The area of forest fires in Siberia for the day rose to 13 thousand hectares

The area of forest fires in Siberia for the past day has increased from 11.8 thousand hectares to 13 thousand, wood burning in the Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk region, Tuva and Khakassia, said on Wednesday the District Department of Forestry.

"As of July 26 on the forest lands of the Siberian Federal District by the Forest Service, the Federal Reserve" Avialesookhrana "and a force of subjects eliminated 25 forest fires in the area of 650 hectares," — said in a statement. 22 forest fires in the area of nearly 5000 hectares are located.

To extinguish fires at night attracts over 2.5 thousand people, 345 pieces of fire equipment, 23 air cushion. Grouping of forces and means for the District has increased by 1.2 times. For extinguishing forest fires in the area attracted 297 experts of the Federal Reserve FBU "Avialesookhrana."

In the Tomsk region, which remains the most difficult situation for the past day liquidated three forest fires, including one at a large area of 500 acres in the Alexander area. Another 10 fires in the area of almost 4,000 hectares located in Verkhneketskyi, Kargasok and Kolpashevo areas.

Only in the region on Thursday morning reported 33 forest fires in the area of almost 7.9 thousand hectares. Extinguishing fires with more than 1.1 thousand people, 138 pieces of fire equipment, five air cushions.

Because of the strong smog from forest fires intermittently working airport in Tomsk.

In the Krasnoyarsk Territory 77 forest fires raging on more than 5000 acres. Involved in fire 1,2 thousand people, 146 pieces of fire equipment, 15 aircraft.

In the Republic of Tuva registered six forest fires in the area of 90 hectares. In the Republic of Khakassia — one forest fire in an area of 23 hectares.

Thus, only in the Siberian Federal District operates 118 forest fires in the area of 13.14 hectares. Threats to human settlements and economic facilities in the area do not.

In order to stabilize the forest fire situation a regime of emergency on the entire territory of the Tomsk region in 16 municipal districts of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Special fire mode is entered on the entire territory of the Republic of Altai, in one region of the Republic of Buryatia, in the six districts of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in one area of the Irkutsk region, in two areas of the Trans-Baikal region and seven districts of the Omsk region.

Abnormally hot, dry weather persists in most parts of the Siberian Federal District. Still no precipitation at high air temperatures.

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