Area of the fire in a pine forest in the Upper Don district of Rostov region for several hours has doubled — up to 23 acres, told RIA Novosti the GUMCHS Russia in the field of Marina Chernyavskaya.
Message about the fire in the forest area Dubrovsky received at remote duty at 18.40 MSK medium. Fire area of approximately 10 hectares.
"At present, the area of the fire has grown to 23 acres," — said the agency interlocutor.
Fire put out about 70 people and 20 vehicles.