In the Irkutsk region burns more than 15 thousand hectares of forest

© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Agnculture fire. Archival photoIn the Irkutsk region burns more than 15 thousand hectares of forest© RIA Novosti / Vitaly ANEC

Nineteen wildfires resulting from thunderstorms are in the Irkutsk region in the area of space monitoring on the area of over 15 thousand hectares more than 50 hectares of forest burning in the area of aviamatornaya and terrestrial observations, the press service of the government of Irkutsk region.

For the previous day on the lands of forest Fund in the Irkutsk region was eliminated seven fires on a total area of almost 40 hectares. In areas of terrestrial and aviacontrol registered five fires on the area more than 50 hectares, two of them in a localized state.

«In the area of space monitoring are 19 wildfires resulting from thunderstorms, on a total area of 12 thousand 802 hectares covered by forest, and 2 of 364 thousand hectares of non-forested territories», — stated in the message.

In extinguishing the fire on June 13 was involved 45 firemen, paratroopers, 73 employees of the forest service, 49 mobilized people, 43 units of ground vehicles, one helicopter Mi-8.

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