The area of forest fires in Siberia for the past day nearly tripled — to 158 acres, said on Friday the district forestry department.
"In the forest lands in the regions of the Siberian Federal District has seven forest fires in the area of 158 hectares," — said in a statement.
Specifies that all fires were recorded in the Krasnoyarsk region. Thursday morning in the region and district as a whole there were six fires on an area 56.2 hectares.
The Department reports that one day in the province was abolished two fires total area of four hectares.
Extinguishing fires in the region are now involved 110 people, four units of fire engines and five aircraft. According to authorities, threatening human settlements and economic facilities in the area do not.
In order to stabilize the situation remains special fire mode (restriction on visiting forest) across the Trans-Baikal region, Tomsk region and in the six districts of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.