According to the latest information, about 1000 hectares of forest burn in Buryatia. The regime of an emergency situation operates in the republic. The day before, 17 fires were recorded. Fire is extinguished from aircraft and helicopters.
Fires are not only due to thunderstorms and drought – the human factor plays a big role. Despite the prohibitions, people burn grass, the fire from the meadows goes to the forests and to remote protected areas.