Kamchatka put out tundra fire

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Forest protection staff put out the fire on the area of 2.1 thousand hectares in 42 kilometers from the village of Tigil Kamchatka, which is underway since last week, according to the government of the province.

Earlier it was reported that a fire found by means of satellite monitoring. As of July 12, the fire area of 200 hectares.

«The fire was completely extinguished at noon today, July 17, forces of the regional public institution «Protection of Kamchatka forests». The fire damaged forest stands on an area of 2100 hectares. At the scene of the fire were 26 people, involving two pieces of equipment, including a helicopter Mi-8 of airline «Vityaz-Aero» to drain the device», — stated in the message.

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