The area of forest fires in Buryatia has increased to 1.7 thousand hectares

© RIA Novosti / Igor Againcause fire. Archival photoThe area of forest fires in Buryatia has increased to 1.7 thousand hectares© RIA Novosti / Igor ageyenko

During the day, the area of forest fires in Buryatia Republic increased from 1.4 to 1.7 thousand hectares, according to Republican Agency of a forestry.

Earlier it was reported that on Wednesday morning in the Republic burn 1.4 thousand hectares of forest.

The Ministry reported that during the day, eliminated 11 fires in 9 districts on an area of about 35 hectares.

«On the morning of June 22 in the forest Fund of the Republic of Buryatia works on suppression of forest fires 16. The total area passed by fire, is about 1.7 thousand hectares. Of them continue to operate 12 centers in bichurskiy, Muya, mukhorshibirskiy, the Baikal, North Baikal districts and 4 of the hearth localized», — stated in the message.

To extinguish employs more than 650 people and 100 pieces of equipment. Also used two helicopters Mi-8.

In Buryatia continues to operate emergency mode. Public access to forest is prohibited.

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