Number of forest fires in Russia has doubled in one day

Number of forest fires in Russia for the last day has increased from eight to 17 seats, the most difficult situation is stored in the forests of the Tomsk region, according to the Federal Forestry Agency (FFA).

"As of Thursday morning in Russia on forest land are 17 forest fires in the area of 455 hectares. Of those in the Tomsk region, there are four forest fire in the area of 400 acres, in the Krasnoyarsk region are 10 forest fires in the area of 41 hectares," — said in the message.

According to the summary of the forest department, over the past day 38 fires were extinguished, and the fire brought to 499 people, 115 units of fire engines, 22 aircraft.

As predicted by the agency, in the next few days in some areas are expected to increase fire risk.

"High, places extreme fire danger is expected in the Stavropol region in northern Dagestan, Tomsk, Irkutsk region, in the west of Altai, Tuva and Evenkia" — note in the FFA.

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