In the far East per day burned more than 1.65 thousand hectares of forest

© RIA Novosti / Igor Alienability in fotobanken fire. Archival photoIn the far East per day burned more than 1.65 thousand hectares of forest© RIA Novosti / Igor Ajankohtaista the image Bank

Twenty-four fires were registered in the past day in the forests of the Far East, the burned area exceeded 16.5 thousand hectares, said on Thursday the Department of forestry.

«In the past day in the far Eastern Federal district originated 18 new forest fires, due to earlier ignitions operated 24 of the hearth, 13 of them in the Amur region. The total area passed by fire for days, amounted to more than 1.65 thousand hectare. The bulk of it occurred in the Amur oblast – 1,56 thousand hectares,» — said in the message.

On suppression worked, 335, 44 pieces of equipment and three aircraft.

«By Thursday morning eliminated 11 fires. Continue to operate the 13: seven in the Amur region, three in Yakutia, one in the Magadan region, the Khabarovsk and Primorye territories», — reports the Department.

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