Almost 2.5 thousand hectares of forest continues to burn in Siberia

Forest conservation service in Siberia for the past day eliminated the 18 forest fires in the area of 950 hectares, but because of the proliferation of old and new centers of the situation has not improved — burns almost 2.5 thousand hectares of forest, said on Wednesday the District Department of Forestry.

"In the Woodland district are 30 forest fires in the area of 2.478 hectares in Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk Oblast and the Republic of Tuva," — said in a statement.

On Tuesday morning there were the same number of seats in the district area of 2.65 hectares in the Tomsk Region, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Republics of Tuva and Khakassia.

At the moment, most wood burning in the Krasnoyarsk region, is home to 22 forest fires in the area of 1.813 hectares. On fighting forest fires in the region involved 784, 55 units of fire equipment, 15 aircraft.

In the Tomsk region noted seven forest fires on the area of 635 hectares. In extinguishing forest fires in the area involved 302 persons, involved 14 units of fire engines, seven aircraft.

Tuva has one forest fire on an area of 30 hectares.

In addition, over the past day were detected and eliminated four fires on the area 5.23 hectares in the Altai region, and one fire in the area of 6 hectares in the Omsk region.

According to authorities, threatening human settlements and economic facilities in the area do not.

In order to stabilize the forest fire situation persists mode emergency throughout the territory of Tomsk and Krasnoyarsk Krai.

Special fire mode (restriction on visiting forests) is introduced in the entire territory of the Republic of Altai, in two areas of the Trans-Baikal region and two districts of the Omsk region.

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