The area of forest fires since the beginning of the fire season in 2012 in the Urals region has increased, compared to the same period in 2011, twice — to nearly 160,000 acres, according to Department of Forestry UFD.
Agency said that during this period in 2012 was 4.9 thousand forest fires on a total area of about 160 hectares. For the same period in 2011 was recorded in the Urals about 4 thousand forest fires on an area of 79,000 hectares.
This trend, according to the Department's heat wave, which occurs in the Urals in the summer of 2012.
"18-20 July 2012 the middle class in general, fire danger in the Ural Federal District will be 3-4, and in some areas of the Sverdlovsk, Kurgan and Tyumen regions, he will be at the maximum, grade 5. To stabilize the forest fire situation in the territory of the RF subjects UFD Municipal emergency mode input character, "- said in a statement.
Agency said that as of 11:00 local time (9.00 MSK) July 17, 2012 on the forest lands are UFD 103 forest fires, including 45 natural fires are localized. Ten areas and regions of the Urals Federal District, a regime of emergency situations, and in '81 — special fire mode.