On the Yamal per day extinguished eight forest fires

© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Epanchintseva in photobacteria fires. Archival photoOn the Yamal per day extinguished eight forest fires© RIA Novosti / Evgeny to Epanchintseva the image Bank

Eight forest fires eliminated and 15 are localized in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district (YANAO) for the last day, said on Wednesday the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous district.

«The overall situation on the Yamal today (August 2) is as follows: for the last day of the combined forces in the region eliminated eight forest fires on the area of 18 thousand hectares, is localized – 15 pockets on the area of 9.5 thousand hectares. Since the deterioration of the situation in the region (July 21) completely eliminated 201 the fire on the area more than 32 thousand hectares,» — said in the message.

As of August 2, in the municipalities of Yamal was 75 active fires on the area of 39 thousand hectares. A difficult situation is in Priuralsky, Shuryshkarsky, Nadymsky and Purovsky districts. In the aftermath of the disaster to date, involved 850 people. The delivery of forces and means of work with nine sides, in the fighting – two sides. Plane be-200CHS performed 51 draining a volume of 612 tonnes, the Mi-8 MTV APU – 35 discharges 87.5 tons of water, precise power.

The Governor of Yamal Dmitry Kobylkin on Wednesday held a meeting of the district Commission on the prevention of emergencies. «The situation with wildfires in the Yamal Peninsula is kept under control, the volume of fire coming in, but on the elimination of emergency mode to speak while early» — are reported words of the head of the district.

«Today we can say that a crisis situation has occurred. The real area of active burning – 2 thousand hectares. The situation on most other sites go into operation eradication. Employees «Amaltas» together with involved specialists of «Avialesookhrana» working together» — quoted the Director of gku «Amaltas» Nikolay Potemkin government.

At the meeting it was also noted that volunteer fire brigades in the settlements it is necessary to strengthen volunteer timely information about the fire, take local action, according to the government of YNAO.

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