The area of natural fires in Russia this year, almost three times. Since the beginning of the year in Russia arose over 10,500 wildfires, which is slightly less than last year. Their total area is more than 585.5 thousand hectares, which is 2.9 times more than in the same period last year ", — reported in Saturday's Emergencies Ministry.
The ministry reported that in the last day in Russia arose 152 focus on almost 12,000 hectares, put 150 seats on more than 9000 hectares. "In view of the previously arisen fire continues to operate 169 centers, the area of active burning is almost 330 hectares, located in the fire area of almost 30,000 hectares," — noted in the MOE.
In extinguishing fires involving almost 4000 people, 739 used vehicles. "Compared to the previous day, an increase space fire almost 3000 hectares, and the number of active lesions increased by two", — explained in the MOE.
The most difficult situation is developing in Yakutia and Tuva, Khabarovsk and Krasnoyarsk territories, the Irkutsk region. "Given the forecast situation may worsen in Yakutia, Altai, Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, Khabarovsk, Altai, Trans-Baikal territories, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg, Saratov, Kursk and Moscow regions", — told the ITAR-TASS news agency in the MOE.