The plane EMERCOM flew to the Crimea to fight a forest fire near Yalta

© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in foobarcontroller of EMERCOM of Russia. Archival photoThe plane EMERCOM flew to the Crimea to fight a forest fire near Yalta© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Highacidity the image Bank

The plane IL-76 with water discharge device flew to the Crimea from Moscow to extinguish a fire in the forest above Yalta, told RIA Novosti assistant head of the Crimean Department of EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Ivanov.

Fire in the mountain and forest reserve over Yalta, which began Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning extinguish two helicopters with spillway devices. By noon Sunday, the helicopters made 300 dumps of water with a volume of 150 cubic meters. According to the forestry, announced the press service of GU Ministry of emergency situations of the Crimea, the area of the fire at 9.15 MSK was 15 hectares. Later, according to the head of the city administration of Yalta Alexei Chelpanov, she was 75 hectares.

«The plane IL-76 EMERCOM of Russia flew from Moscow to the Crimea to extinguish the fire,» — said Ivanov.

In fire extinguishing take part about 400 people: rescue workers, foresters, soldiers of Regardie volunteers. Threats to human settlements there, said in the MOE.