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More than 17 thousand hectares of forest burns in Chukotka

More than 17 thousand hectares of forest burns in Chukotka
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On the morning of June 21, the largest area of ​​forest fires in Russia was registered in Chukotka. There burns 17,7 thousand hectares of forest.

According to the press service of Avialesohrana, in total 55 fires were registered in Russia on an area of ​​more than 24,9 thousand hectares. Most of them are in the Far East: 17,7 thousand hectares in Chukotka, 5,727 thousand hectares in Kamchatka, 967 hectares in the Magadan region, 261 hectares in Yakutia, 178 hectares in Buryatia, two hectares burn in Transbaikalia.

1 306 people are involved in extinguishing the fire. Emergency mode introduced in two municipalities of the Kamchatka Territory. On the territory of Chukotka, there is a special fire regime, where the situation with fires is difficult since the beginning of summer.

Due to the increase in daily temperatures, the danger of fires in Chukotka is increased, including due to thunderstorms. Complicate the situation of forests that are in remote areas. Extinguish the fire there
manual way.
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