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Smoke from fires in Yakutia reached the United States
Smoke from forest fires in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) reached the territory of the state of Alaska. Fire in Yakutia covered over 700 thousand hectares of forest.
In the south of Alaska, in the Anchorage area, a haze formed from fires in Yakutia, the newspaper reports. Anchorage daily news ... It was carried by air masses through the upper atmosphere. Visual observations of local residents and their hypothesis confirm the images of the World Meteorological Organization. The article notes that this is not the first such case - the smoke from the fires in Yakutia was carried to Alaska last summer.According to the FBU "Avialesokhrana" in the territory of Yakutia at 00-00 o'clock on July 23 in the territory of Yakutia there are 112 fires on the lands of the forest fund on an area of 709570 hectares. The most difficult situation remains on the territory of 12 districts. 2 people and 214 pieces of equipment were involved in extinguishing per day. The day before, the head of the Republic addressed Vladimir Putin asking for additional technical assistance for extinguishing fires.
The region is now home to the largest air group that has gathered to fight forest fires in recent years - 13 aircraft of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Defense, which dump water, and the Avialesoohrana sounding plane with the Cyclone installation, which helps to cause artificial rains.