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More than two thousand hectares of forest burn in the Far East

More than two thousand hectares of forest burn in the Far East

In the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, in the inaccessible forests, several large fires were found. A similar situation in Yakutia. Rosleskhoz recommended the introduction of a special fire regime in Chukotka.

According to Avialesokhrana, in the Okrug the daytime temperatures approach +25 ° С and a high fire hazard class is in effect. In addition, in the region it is necessary to build up firefighting forces and equipment. Major fires began to register here from June 5.

So, only on June 5 and 6, three large forest fires were discovered in the region. The fires were caused by severe thunderstorms. One of the three fires that broke out was liquidated on June 6, the fire covered an area of ​​470 hectares. On Sunday, work continued on a site of 1,234 thousand hectares. Due to the inaccessibility of the site for the operation of equipment, extinguishing is carried out only by hand.

A similar situation is observed in the Republic of Yakutia. An extreme fire hazard class is projected in the western part of the region, and high in the central part of the region. The region is recommended to increase forces and means to extinguish fires.

 According to the forestry dispatch service, on Sunday in the region, eight fires were extinguished with the help of aviation on an area of ​​1,376 thousand hectares at once. The origin of the fire, as in Chukotka, is thunderous.
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