Two Il-76MD Defense Ministry put out the fire taiga area of 50 hectares in area Kezhemsky Krasnoyarsk region, inaccessible to ground transportation area, said Friday the Central Military District Defense.
"By carrying out filling with water at the airport" Emelyanovo "aircraft broke through the air more than 500 miles, found the heat source and implemented aimed dumping more than 80 tons of water. As a result of the fire has been extinguished," — said the CVO.
On Friday, the Ministry of Defense aircraft continue to fight forest fires in the north and north-east of Krasnoyarsk Territory, particularly in the remote part of the Yenisei area where burning 180 hectares of taiga.
"Despite the strong smoke in the northern region and limiting the flight visibility, IL-76 continue to eliminate fire at extremely low altitude — 200 meters", — stated in the main emergency department in the region.
According to the Department of Forestry in the Siberian Federal District, the area of forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk Territory for the last day was reduced to 444.8 hectares. According to the information, is valid for 60 forest fires in the area of 5.786 hectares. Battling provide 332 paratroopers.
In fighting forest fires in the Tomsk region is also involved army aviation — four Mi-8 helicopter, which for the last day brought to the places fighting fires more than 50 people and more than 5 tons of cargo.
Defense aircraft will take part in extinguishing forest fires until they are eliminated. Since the beginning of its involvement, planes and helicopters carried the Russian Air Force dropped more than 500 tons of water on the fire. Thanks trained crews, aircraft Defense used in remote areas where the forest fire can not be otherwise.