The first three months of forest fires recorded in the Transbaikal

Trans-Baikal Territory authorities on Sunday recorded the first since June wildfires on Monday morning in the region burns about 100 acres of forests, told RIA Novosti the regional emergency department.

"In the Trans-Baikal region, there are four forest fires on an area of 99 hectares. Forest burns in Petrovsk-Transbaikal region in the west and in Chernyshevsky area in north-eastern region," — said the source.

According to him, the fight against forest fires involved 71 people and 18 vehicles.

Since the beginning of fire season in the province recorded 785 forest fires in the area of about 485,000 hectares. In 2011, the region recorded 1.6 thousand forest fires, the total fire area was traversed by 185,000 hectares.

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