The area of forest fires in various regions of Russia continues to grow. Only during the day, the area covered by the fire, increased by 22 percent.
Because of the raging forest fires continues to operate the state of emergency in the Irkutsk region and Zabaykalsky Krai, in several districts of the Krasnoyarsk territory, Yakutia and Kamchatka, as well as in 18 districts of Buryatia. Most affected Irkutsk oblast. Here, the size of fires is 27 thousand hectares — 70 percent of the total area of the fires across Russia. Just was 87 forest fires, burning 38 thousand hectares of forests.
In Buryatia, the area of forest fires is 4.5 thousand hectares, also burns Barguzinskiy reserve with the area of 1.7 thousand hectares. In Yakutia a fire engulfed the national Park “Lena pillars”.
For the past day forces more than three thousand people managed to extinguish the 52 fire on the area of 2.7 thousand hectares, while the fire went through an area of 7.5 thousand hectares of forest.