Number of forest fires in Russia per day decreased from 9 to 7 seats

Number of forest fires in Russia per day decreased from nine to seven seats, the fires are in the Transbaikal and Buryatia, the Federal Forestry Agency (FFA).

"As of Wednesday morning in Russia on forest land has seven forest fires in the area of 257 hectares. Three of the forest fire in the area of 242 hectares are in the Trans-Baikal region, and four forest fires in the area of 15 hectares in Buryatia," — said in a message.

It clarifies the agency is high, sometimes extreme fire danger is expected on September 20-22 in the Southern Federal District, Stavropol Territory, the Irkutsk region, Buryatia and Tuva.

According to FFA, the total area affected by forest fires this year amounted to 1.55 million hectares.

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