MOE defended from wildfires about six million people

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in fotobanka fires in the Kolyvan district of Novosibirsk region. Archival photoMOE defended from wildfires about six million people© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

The aviation of EMERCOM of Russia in conjunction with ground-based groups since the beginning of fire season, protection from fires, over 1,5 thousand settlements in which live more than 6 million people, reported RIA Novosti on Sunday, the press service of EMERCOM of Russia.

For the protection of settlements and suppression of natural forest fires and the group included 32 helicopters and aircraft of EMERCOM of Russia. Since the beginning of the fire season, they made 139 sorties, completed 613 water discharge total weight of more than 7 thousand tons.

«The joint actions of ground and air groups prevented the spread of fires in the direction of more than 1,5 thousand settlements in which live more than 6 million people,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, only a day from fires managed to protect the 29 towns with a population of more than 29 thousand people.

The aviation Ministry is involved to regroup forces and monitoring the wildfire situation in Kyrinskiy, Akshinsky, Hiloksky and Krasnochikoyskoe districts in Zabaykalsky Krai, Penzhina district of the Kamchatka region, the North-Baikal district of Buryatia.

«To monitor the forest fire situation there is an ongoing space and aviation monitoring, simulation of the development of the most dangerous fires are actively used unmanned aerial vehicles», — said the representative of the Ministry. At the same time is patrolling the residential sector and forests.

Only in the Russian regions to the suppression of natural fires and fire safety from different services and agencies involved more than 135 thousand people and 28 thousand units.