In Buryatia, the area of forest fires has increased by 20% per day

© RIA Novosti / Igor Eucandidate in fotobanken fire. Archival photoIn Buryatia, the area of forest fires has increased by 20% per day© RIA Novosti / Igor Eucandidate the image Bank

The area of forest fires in Buryatia has grown for 6,2 thousand to 7.6 thousand hectares, informs on Wednesday morning, the regional forestry Agency.

According to authorities, a day was extinguished 17 fires on 650 hectares.

«At 0.00 hours on June 28 on the territory of the forest Fund of the Republic of Buryatia is working on the 52 suppression of forest fires in 19 districts of the Republic. Their area is about 7.6 thousand hectares. Of these, 40 lesions continue to operate, 18 foci localized», — stated in the message.

The Ministry reported that in Pribaikalsky district operates a major center in the area more than 3 thousand hectares. In bauntovskiy area for the day was discovered six fires in the area of control, which allegedly occurred because of thunderstorms on the area of about 6.4 thousand hectares.

To extinguish employs more than 1.5 thousand people and 230 units of equipment. In Buryatia continues to operate emergency mode. People’s access to forest is prohibited.