In Buryatia, the area of fires has more than doubled over the weekend

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Cookingplate in photobacteria sleeves, set on fire the car of EMERCOM of Russia. Archival photoIn Buryatia, the area of fires has more than doubled over the weekend© RIA Novosti / Alexander Cookingplate the image Bank

The area of forest fires in Buryatia has increased over the weekend from 615 to 1.45 thousand hectares, according to the regional forestry Agency.

On Friday morning in the Republic burned 615 acres of woodland.

The Agency on Monday said that the per day liquidated four fires on an area of about 80 hectares.

As of the morning of the 19th of June in Buryatia is working on the extinguishing of four forest fires on a total area of about 1.45 thousand hectares. Two centers continue to operate in kurumkanskiy and North Baikal districts, two localized in bichurskiy and Ivolginsky districts.

Fire extinguish 280 people and 44 units of equipment, including the Mi-8 helicopter. Throughout, continues to operate emergency mode. Public access to forest is prohibited.

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