In Transbaikalia, the area of forest fires for days has increased by half

© RIA Novosti / Igor Eucandidate in foobarcontroller of the emergency departments. Archival photoIn Transbaikalia, the area of forest fires for days has increased by half© RIA Novosti / Igor Eucandidate the image Bank

The area of forest fires in the Transbaikal region, which is today the leader in the number of fires in Russia per day has increased more than two times from 1572 to 3490 hectares, reported the press service of the regional Ministry of environment.

Just as at 8.00 am on 17 April, in Transbaikalia there are 13 forest fires, five of which are localized. Threats to human settlements there.

The authorities of Transbaikalia on April 16 introduced a special fire-prevention mode in territory of the region, in most areas separately denied access to the forest.

On April 16, the largest number of forest fires in Russia is the Baikal — region registered 19 fires out of 37 operating in the territory of the Russian Federation. Since the beginning of the TRANS-Baikal territory was 200 forest fires is one and a half times more than in Primorye and the Amur region and ten times more than in other regions.

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