Fire in the Kurgan region that raged near the village, completely extinguished

Forest fire in force a few kilometers from the village of Old Clearance Kurgan region, fully extinguished, said on Tuesday the Department of Forestry in Ural Federal District.

Fire was extinguished on Monday at 20.30 MSK, said the agency.

"Fire fighting lasted four days. His area of 4.5 thousand hectares, of which 3.6 thousand hectares — forest" — said in a statement.

According to preliminary reports, the fire originated on August 10 in a swampy area, contributed to the spread of fire to the hot weather of 39 degrees and dry gusty winds of up to 7 — 9 meters per second.

Recent rains in the area have reduced fire rating class from fifth (extraordinary) to the second (weak). Over the next three days in the west area, this situation will continue in the rest of the expected establishment of the fourth (high) class are burning due to weather conditions, according to the department.

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