Area of forest fires in Siberia over the weekend fell by 1.5 thousand hectares — up to 9.2 thousand, most forest continues to burn in Tomsk and Krasnoyarsk, said on Monday the District Department of Forestry.
"In the Siberian Federal District, 66 forest fires in the area of 9.177 hectares. Fires blaze on forest land Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk region, the Buryat Republic," — said in a statement.
In the Krasnoyarsk region, despite the fact that there are 46 specialists noticed forest fires in the area of 2 000 739 hectares, the situation is considered as stable. "Today, the province 99% of forest fires are in a remote area. Responsible for 90% of the fires began to threaten," — said in a statement.
On fighting forest fires in the province in 1226 involved people, 66 units of fire engines, 17 aircraft. This also came to the region with 347 specialists of the enterprise "Avialesookhrana." Emergency regime in the region was made on July 11.
In the Tomsk region registered 19 forest fires in the area of 436 hectares 6000. More than half of all fires in the region are also operating in difficult terrain. Here thunderstorms caused more than 50% of the fires, the other caused by the fault of man.
On fire in the area at the present time is 427 people, 30 pieces of fire fighting equipment, the six aircraft. Throughout the territory of the Tomsk region continues to operate emergency mode.
Another wildfire registered in Buryatia, an area of 2 hectares.
According to the department, threatening human settlements and economic facilities in the area do not.
A current mode as emergency continues in Tuvt, special fire mode (restriction on visiting forests) is introduced throughout the Novosibirsk region and the Altai Republic, in three areas of the Republic of Buryatia, in 12 districts of the Irkutsk region, across the Trans-Baikal region, in one area of the Omsk region.
Source: RIA "Novosti".