Number of forest fires in Russia over the past day has decreased from 145 to 140 seats, the most complex situation remains in Siberia and the Far East, according to the FFA.
"As of Wednesday morning in Russia there are 140 forest fires in the area of 14.233 thousand hectares: 139 fires on forest lands in the square 14.232 thousand hectares and a fire on the grounds of defense and security in the area of one hectare. Threats settlements and no economy" — said in a statement.
It clarifies the agency, in the Krasnoyarsk region has 32 forest fires in the area of 5.4 thousand hectares, in the Tomsk region — 24 forest fires in the area of 4.6 thousand hectares in Yakutia — 16 forest fires in the area of 2.2 hectares.
According to the forecast FFA, high, sometimes extreme fire danger is predicted in the Southern Federal District, Stavropol Territory, Dagestan, Chechnya, Samara, Saratov, Orenburg, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan region, in the Altai region, the Altai and in the north of the Irkutsk region.
The main causes of forest fires, according to the agency, — careless handling of fire and dry thunderstorms.