In the far East burned about 2.4 thousand hectares of forest

© RIA Novosti / Igor Againcause fire. Archival photoIn the far East burned about 2.4 thousand hectares of forest© RIA Novosti / Igor ageyenko

Forest fires in the far East per day killed 2.4 thousand hectares of forest, which is 2.5 times less than the previous day, according to the forestry Department in the far Eastern Federal district on Tuesday.

Earlier it was reported that the previous day in the area because of the fires burned 5,9 thousand hectares.

«In the past day in the far Eastern Federal district burned 86 fires, including 73 in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), 10 in the Khabarovsk region, one in the Kamchatka territory, Sakhalin and Magadan regions. The total area passed by fire for days, amounted to 2.4 thousand hectares,» — said in the message.

It is noted that to extinguish the fires worked 897 93 pieces of equipment and six aircraft.

«By Tuesday morning liquidated nine fires. Continue to burn for another 77, 66 of them in Yakutia, nine in the Khabarovsk region, one in the Sakhalin and Magadan regions», — stated in the message.

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