Area of fires in Krasnoyarsk taiga has increased by almost 1.5 thousand hectares

© Photo : EMERCOM in the Krasnoyarsk territory extinguishing a fire in a Krasnoyarsk taiga. 3 August 2017Area of fires in Krasnoyarsk taiga has increased by almost 1.5 thousand hectares© Photo : EMERCOM in the Krasnoyarsk territory

For two days the area of forest fires in Krasnoyarsk region has increased to 38.3 thousand hectares, the press service of the regional Ministry of forestry.

Earlier it was reported that on Tuesday in Krasnoyarsk region burned 36.9 thousand hectares of forest.

«According to operational information forest Fire centre at 10.00, on the Krasnoyarsk territory there are 81 forest fire on a total area of 38 thousand 308 hectares. Of them in the air and ground areas was 15 forest fires on the area of 208 hectares. The fires are in the Yenisei, Evenk, Boguchany and Kezhma districts. The threat to the settlements», — stated in the message.

To extinguish employs over 290 people and 11 pieces of equipment.

The Ministry reported that in the control zone in Evenkia, Taimyr and Turukhansk district away operates 66 fires in the area to 38.1 thousand hectares. All pockets are controlled by means of space monitoring. The cost of extinguishing these fires was significantly higher than the harm that may be caused.

According to preliminary information, all the fires occurred due to thunderstorms.

Area of fires in Krasnoyarsk taiga has increased by almost 1.5 thousand hectares© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in potamocorbula dangerous weather

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