Thick smoke from forest fires on Saturday morning enveloped the city of Yakutsk and neighboring Khangalassky and Namsky areas, local residents wore protective masks, RIA Novosti reported.
According to the department of forest relations in Yakutia, in the Republic of Friday there were 16 forest fires on an area of 3.6 hectares.
According to RIA Novosti, the street there is the acrid smell of burning, with thick smoke stings the eyes.
"Because of the smoke have a headache, my eyes sting, go outside without protective masks impossible. Forests, which is located about 100 meters from our house, never seen. Despite the heat, we closed all the windows, children playing in the garden is not Allows "- told RIA Novosti one of the residents of the city Pokrovskii Khangalassky Yakutia.
According GUMCHS the region, it is predicted that by Saturday evening the wind changed, and could dissipate.