In Transbaikalia, the area of forest fires has increased more than 600 times

© RIA Novosti / Igor Alienability in fotobanken fire. Archival photoIn Transbaikalia, the area of forest fires has increased more than 600 times© RIA Novosti / Igor Ajankohtaista the image Bank

The area of forest fires in the TRANS-Baikal region has grown over the three day holiday weekend from 3 to 1.9 thousand hectares, said Tuesday the regional Ministry of natural resources.

«As of 08.00 on 13 June on the territory of the forest Fund in Zabaykalsky Krai there are seven forest fires in Aginskoye, Akshinsky, Krasnochikoyskoe, Kyrinskiy, Petrovsk-Zabaykalsky and Hiloksky areas near settlements Kurort-Darasun, Ust’ -Ilya, Cheremkhovo, ul’khun-Party, Bukukun, Novopavlovka, Kharagun on a total area of 1920 acres, forested acres 1890. In addition, three forest fire in the Nerchinsk, Petrovsk-Zabaykalsky and Hiloksky areas near settlements Tulsa, Maleta, Zagarino is localized on the total area of 34 hectares,» — said in the message.

Earlier, the Ministry reported that on Friday afternoon in the region recorded one fire on the area of three hectares. The main reason for the current forest fires in the region is the human factor and the occurrence of dry thunderstorms. Threats to human settlements there.

In the extinguishing work 283 people and 60 pieces of equipment. For day 16 of extinguished fires on an area of just over 321 hectares.

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