The area of forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk territory for the night has increased almost twice

© RIA Novosti / Anton Balashovskiy fire. Archival photoThe area of forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk territory for the night has increased almost twice© RIA Novosti / Anton Balashov

The area of forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk territory for the night has increased from 348 to 693 hectares, according to the regional Ministry of forestry.

According to authorities, a day liquidated eight fires on 430 acres. Earlier it was reported that on Monday evening in the region were 18 fires in the area of 348 hectares.

«At 11.00 (07.00 MSK) in the province was 24 forest fire — in the Yenisei, Kezhma, Boguchansky, Dzerzhinsk, Nizhneingashskiy, Kansk, Abansky, Sharypovskiy, Kuraginsky ermakovskoe areas on the area of 693 hectares,» — said in the message.

A large part of the fire works in the aviation hard-to-reach area. Threats to human settlements there. Five fires on 134 hectares localized. In extinguishing involved more than 320 people and about 50 units.

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