Kamchatka tundra extinguish large fire

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in fotobanka in the tundra. Archival photoKamchatka tundra extinguish large fire© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

Large tundra fire occurred in the Penzhina district, of the Kamchatka Peninsula on the area of 419 hectares, according to the government of the region.

It is noted that the tundra burns 47 kilometers South of Manila. Threats settlements there, the main task of forest protection is to protect from fire the pastures of the reindeer herding enterprises. The fire spread through thickets of dwarf Siberian pine, which leads to a rapid increase in the area of the fire and a significant loss of wood. According to the preliminary forecast, in the next five days of rainfall in the area is not expected.

«The fire is spreading rapidly: in the past week rain was now also the weather is hot. The tundra is dry. Fire area fall grazing reindeer herding. Fire threatens destruction of forage resources can result in loss of reindeer. We will take all necessary measures to extinguish the fire,» said Deputy Chairman of the government of Kamchatskiy Krai – Minister of special programmes and Cossack Affairs Sergey Khabarov.

Working on-site landing a group of 10 people, the fire extinguish air — cycled Board MOE.

In addition, 16 Jun discovered natural fire for 2 acres in the village of Pinachevo of Yelizovo municipal district in difficult terrain with large height difference. Here also extinguish the fire from the air.