Number of forest fires in Russia during day dropped to 74 seats — FFA

Number of forest fires in Russia for the last day fell from 94 to 74 seats, the most difficult situation is stored in the forests of the Ural, Siberian and Far Eastern federal districts, said the FFA.

According to authorities on Tuesday, in Russia there are 74 forest fires on an area of 7.1 thousand hectares, 73 of them — on forest land. Threats to settlements and no economy.

The most difficult situation, according to the Forestry Agency, is in the forests of the Ural, Siberian and Far Eastern Federal Districts. In particular, in the Krasnoyarsk region has 21 forest fires on the area 1.97 hectares, in the Chelyabinsk region — eight forest fires in the area of 2.6 thousand hectares in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) — 10 forest fires in the area of 1.5 thousand hectares .

"High, places extreme fire danger from 15 to 17 August in the south predicted the Arkhangelsk region in the west of the Krasnodar Region, Volgograd region, east of the Stavropol region, Chechnya, Dagestan, Saratov, Samara, Orenburg, in the west of the Altai region," — said the agency.

The main causes of forest fires, according to the agency, still weather, selhozpaly and careless handling of fire.

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