The area of forest fires in the Kuzbass in I half-year increased by one third

Area affected by forest fires in the Kemerovo region for the six months of 2012 amounted to 904.6 hectares, 230.9 hectares more than in the same period last year, according to RIA Novosti, the representative of the regional Emergencies Ministry.

Almost all forest fires in the Kemerovo Region — lower.

"In the 241 registered wildfire. Last year during the same time — 169 fires. Average area of the fire this year was 3.8 hectares," — said the lifeguard.

Representative office said that the cause of the growth of the area of the fire was not snowy winter and almost no tide.

"In April, began to burn wood. This dry weather, it was important to prevent the spread. Prevent transition surface fires on horseback. All forest fires this year — the grass-roots" — said the rescuers.

Interviewee of the agency said that the greatest number of forest fires occurred in the Kemerovo forestry, Belovo, Promishlennaya, Yurga, Mariinsky and Tisulskom forest areas.

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