Nearly 18,000 hectares of forest burning in Siberia

Area of forest fires in the regions of the Siberian Federal District, after the reduction in the past few days over the past day has increased by 3.3 thousand hectares and currently amounts to 17.9 thousand hectares, said on Friday the district forestry department.

"As of July 6 on the forest lands of the Siberian Federal District eliminated 37 forest fires in the area of 3.3 thousand hectares, including the four largest in the area of 1.8 thousand hectares," — said in a release.

Fire and forest managers have been contained 23 forest fires on an area of 7.5 hectares. For the past day the fire covered 6.5 thousand hectares of forest. For fire fighting involved 2.4 thousand people, 236 pieces of fire equipment, 23 air cushion.

"As of today, in the Siberian Federal District operates 107 forest fires in the area of 17.89 hectares. Fires are on the forest lands of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Republic of Buryatia, Tuva, Tomsk and Irkutsk regions," — said the department.

In the Krasnoyarsk region over the past day by forest guards managed to eliminate 21 forest fire in the area of almost 2.7 thousand hectares, including the two largest in the area of 1.45 hectares. Friday morning in the Territory for 72 forest fires in the area of 9.5 thousand hectares, of which four large. All large fires are in remote areas for aviation — Boguchanskoye, Nevonskoe, Tungus-Chunsky forestry.

Just on the edge of forest fire fighting involved 1.8 thousand people, 178 units of fire engines, 16 aircraft. Battling forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk region have 283 employees FBU "Avialesookhrana." Emergency mode introduced across the province since June 26.

In the Tomsk region continues to operate 21 forest fire on the area 5.4 thousand hectares, including nine large. Large fires are in Alexander, Verkhneketskyi, Parabel, Kargasok, Kolpashevo areas. For the past day had been eliminated five forest fires in the area of 232 hectares.

State of emergency was introduced in the whole territory of the Tomsk region from June 25. Working on putting 428 people, 41 units of fire equipment, one air board.

Tuva has five forest fires in the area of 2.8 thousand hectares. All fires are located, there is a decrease in their number and size. Since June 6, emergency treatment is available throughout the country.

In the Irkutsk region has eight forest fires in the area of 94 hectares. Threats to human settlements and economic facilities in the area do not.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

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