The Minister instructed to strengthen the prevention of forest fires in Siberia

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The head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov instructed to strengthen the prevention of forest fires in Siberia and other regions, including considering the bad weather forecasts.

«August requires the strengthening of our work in all directions in connection with deterioration of weather conditions. The natural environment requires us to strengthen the coordination of all forces, taking into account, in particular, and unfavorable forecasts», — said Puchkov at the meeting of the working group of the Commission on emergency situations in Krasnoyarsk on Thursday.

The Minister stressed that the special control should be forest fires.

«I demand that all forest fires were under control. The owner, the lessee of land shall carry personal responsibility for the prevention of new fires», — he stressed.

He also reminded about the need to prepare all educational establishments for the new academic year and to carry out preventive work with children in anticipation of their return to the city after the holidays.

In turn the Deputy chief of the Siberian regional center of EMERCOM of Russia Alexander Yeremeyev told the Minister that at the present time on the territory of the Siberian, Ural and far Eastern Federal districts act 243 of fire, threats to settlements and objects of economy no. For the protection of settlements and suppression of fires in three Federal districts attracted 12 thousand people, 3 thousand units of equipment and 96 aircraft.

On the territory of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district and Krasnoyarsk region, which is the most difficult situation, actively used seven aircraft of EMERCOM of Russia.

According to him, on the territory of the subjects with the most severe fires actively used aircraft, including planes IL-76. On the fire made two thousand discharges a total volume of 15 thousand tons of fire-fighting liquid.

Yeremeyev said that the patrol and control group amounted to more than 3.5 thousand protocols on administrative violations; administrative proceedings were brought against 10.5 thousand people and 500 legal entities.

Initiated by the regional centre for unscheduled inspections of timber processing associations of landlords and tenants of agricultural lands showed that of 1683 proven enterprises have 894 violation.