In Transbaikalia, the area of forest fires has increased twice over the weekend

© RIA Novosti / Igor Eucandidate in fotobanken fire. Archival photoIn Transbaikalia, the area of forest fires has increased twice over the weekend© RIA Novosti / Igor Eucandidate the image Bank

The area of forest fires in the Baikal region over the weekend has increased from 1.9 to 3.8 thousand hectares, according to the regional Ministry of natural resources.

The Ministry reported that over the weekend extinguished 13 fires in 9 regions. On Friday afternoon in the region burned 1.9 thousand hectares of forest.

«As of 08.00 a.m. on June 26 on the territory of the forest Fund in Zabaykalsky Krai there are 31 forest fire in 13 districts of the region: Akshinskoe, Aleksandrovo-Zavodsky, baleyskaya, Kalkaska, Krasnochikoyskoe, Kyrinskiy, Mogoytuysky, Olovyanninskiy, Petrovsk-Zabaykalsky, Uletovsky, Hiloksky, Chernyshevsky, Shilkinskaya… on a total area of 2026,50 hectares. In addition, 3 of forest fire in Akshinskoe, Karymskoye, Hiloksky areas near settlements Narasun, Naryn-talacha, Theraphan localized on the total area of 1773,50 hectares. The threat to the settlements», — stated in the message.

To extinguish 619 work people and 142 units of equipment.

According to the regional hydrometeorological center, from 24 to 28 June in the region in places are expected the temperature to +35. In this regard, on the territory Krasnochikoyskoe, Khilok, Chita Liski, Zabaykalsky, Shelopuginskogo, gazimuro-Zavodskoy districts projected 5 class of fire danger.