Russia: Irkutsk region burn forests


In the Irkutsk region, the entire region from September 27 operates a state of emergency. In fighting forest fires already involved more than 500 people and 100 pieces of equipment, soon will attract additional forces aviation.

In many areas, announced the fifth — highest — level of fire danger. The region residents are not encouraged to visit the forest in which there are pockets of fire. Imposed a ban on open fires and seasonal burning of dry grass. Also under threat of logging. MOE recommended that it be stopped before the situation improves. Just as within the region, burning over 250 hectares of forest.

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