Damage from wildfires in Serbia in 2012 amounted to 50 million euros

Damage from wildfires in Serbia this year amounted to 50 million euros from the fire damaged 20,000 hectares, said on Friday head of the Serbian Interior Ministry Emergency Management Predrag Maric.

At present the situation with forest fires in Serbia have stabilized, large pockets are observed. For Thursday in the country have been recorded 128 small fires in the open air, and this, according to Maric, much less than in previous days.

Peak fire due to prolonged hot and dry weather occurred in recent weeks. The representative of the Ministry of Interior said that only in July and August, burned 11,000 hectares of land, loss for the period was 30 million euros.

From August to extinguish wildfires Serbian rescuers actively helps Squadron Emergency Ministry in the IL-76, two amphibious aircraft Be-200 and Ka-32.

Serbia does not have its own specialized aviation fire. Usually, to fight fires from the air using helicopters army and Interior small goods, and agricultural aircraft.

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