The aviation Ministry defended against fires three settlements near Volgograd

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Subtemperate in Photobacterium amphibious aircraft be-200ES. Archival photoThe aviation Ministry defended against fires three settlements near Volgograd© RIA Novosti / Sergey Subtemperate the image Bank

The aviation of EMERCOM of Russia has defended from fires three settlements in the Volgograd region, which are home to more than 1.2 thousand people, reported the press service of EMERCOM of Russia.

«In the Volgograd region for days to extinguish the fires involved two aircraft be-200ES, the Il-76 aircraft and two helicopters Mi-8 of EMERCOM of Russia. Aircraft are not allowed the fire from spreading towards human settlements khmelevskoy, Spoons and deer, which are home to more than 1.2 thousand people», — stated in the message.

It is noted that the planes and helicopters of the Ministry of emergency situations made 10 departures on fires by 160 discharges water to a total weight of almost 1.3 million tons.

As at 06.00 Sunday to the territory of the Volgograd region continue to operate 4 hearth natural fires on the area of 7235 ha. They are all localized. «The most difficult situation is in the settlements of reindeer and Peskovatka Dubovsky district, near which burns dry vegetation in the area of about 7 thousand hectares,» — said in the MOE.

In fires involving almost 2 thousand people that use more than 220 pieces of equipment.

«Ongoing space and aviation monitoring, simulation of the development of the most dangerous fires are actively used unmanned aerial vehicles,» — said in the MOE. By patrolling the residential sector and forests, informing the population about the current situation and ongoing activities.

The situation with wildfires in Volgograd region sharply escalated on August 23, at the same time in the region was introduced a state of emergency. During the day all the fires had been contained or eliminated. But on Friday, the situation deteriorated again, August 25 in the region has occurred four fires wildfires in three municipalities.