Russia has put out more than 60 wildfires per day

© RIA Novosti / Igor Eucandidate in foobarcontroller fire brigade MOE. Archival photoRussia has put out more than 60 wildfires per day© RIA Novosti / Igor Eucandidate the image Bank

Forestry workers extinguished 66 forest fires in the territory of 14.9 thousand hectares over the past day in Russia, according to FBU «Avialesookhrana».

According to authorities, the fire season is open in all 83 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

«According to the regional dispatching service of forestry, over the past day… in Russia, forest fire forces eliminated 66 forest fires in the area of 14 888 hectares», — is spoken in the message.

It is noted that to extinguish fires were involved 2 244 people, 195 pieces of equipment, and aviation monitoring, and suppression – 100 aircraft. Press service reports that «at 00.00 Moscow time on 29 July on the territory of the Russian Federation acted 65 forest fires on the area of 81 991 hectares involved in active firefighting». The largest number of fires currently observed in Krasnoyarsk Krai: 25 fires on the forest Fund lands on an area of 30 562 hectares, three fires on the area 21 050 hectares recorded in Yakutia.

«Emergency mode introduced in four regions of Russia: on the whole territory of Murmansk region, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Krasnoyarsk territory, in the first district of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug», — specify in a press-service.