More than 13 thousand people are attracted to forest fire raging in three federal districts of Russia, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday, spokesman for the National Center for Crisis Management (National Emergency Management Center) Emergency Ministry.
"Wildland Fire in the Urals, the Far East and Siberian federal districts are 13.22 thousand people (one in Siberia — 10,05 thousand) and 2.25 thousands of pieces of equipment, including 37 aircraft," — said .
According to him, fire aviation fulfilled 44 per night fire fighting flights, pockets of which dropped nearly 1.3 tons of water.
As reported earlier, the Russian Emergencies Ministry, in 2012, a high risk that wildfires and agricultural palov on communities, plots and projected economic facilities in Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Omsk and Amur regions.
In the danger zone may also be 1.1 thousand social facilities, 3000 lines, 536 oil and gas pipelines, 407 railway stations and 856 highways.
According to the forecast office, exceeding the average annual values of landscape fires (the number of seats and the area) is expected in Bashkortostan, Buryatia, Komi, Perm, Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Trans-Baikal, Khabarovsk and Primorye territories, Kaliningrad, Voronezh, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kirov, Sverdlovsk, Tyumen and Omsk regions.
According to MOE, in 2011 in Russia was 21.1 thousands of forest fires (in 2010 — 34.8 thousand) of the total area of 1.67 million hectares (in 2010 — 2.45 million).
The most difficult situation in some periods of the fire season shape in Yakutia, Komi Republic, Buryatia, Khabarovsk, Trans-Baikal, Krasnoyarsk regions, Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk regions.
In the North-West, Ural, Siberian and Far Eastern federal districts accounted for 88% of the total number of forest fires occurred, and 99% of the area traversed by fire.