In the far East extinguished half of forest fires

© RIA Novosti / Igor Alienability in fotobanka. Archival photoIn the far East extinguished half of forest fires© RIA Novosti / Igor Ajankohtaista the image Bank

The firefighting service of the regions of the Far East the knocks put out eight of the 16 forest fires on Monday morning eight burn, according to the forestry Department in the far Eastern Federal district.

«In the past day in the far Eastern Federal district there were 16 fires, 13 of them new. On Monday morning, eight fires, eight continue to burn. The total area passed by fire for days, amounted to 216,5 hectare», — stated in the message.

It is noted that currently three fires in the Khabarovsk region, two in the Amur region and one in the Primorsky Krai, the Jewish Autonomous region and Sakhalin region. From among the four active fires had been contained.

Since the beginning of this year in the district arose 841 forest fire on the area of 116,4 thousand hectares. Over the same period in 2016, the district had 784 was a fire on the square 901,8 thousand hectares.

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