The area of natural fires in the Khabarovsk region almost halved

The area of forest fires over the holidays fell in the Khabarovsk region from 1.17 to 534 thousand acres, on Wednesday morning in the province reported 11 outbreaks of fire, which is twice less than in the pre-holiday, said the regional government.

"Currently, three of the 11 outbreaks of fire contained. Extinguishing forest protection employed 139 employees and 14 vehicles. From the air, the fire eliminate the AN-2 aircraft and two Mi-8 helicopters. Cope with natural disasters firefighters are planning for a day" — quoted by the press office of the chief of department of forest resources and the protection of the government forest management region Sergei Butin.

According to him, for the last Tuesday in the region found only three new outbreaks.

Since the beginning of the fire season in the region have 318 forest fires, the fire had gone through more than 31 thousand hectares.

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