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Group on extinguishing forest fires strengthened in Chukotka
Chukotka Autonomous Okrug needed additional forces to extinguish forest fires. The fire has already passed more than 79 thousand hectares of forest and continues to spread. In Anadyr region, where the most difficult situation was, the specialists of the Aviation Forest Guard arrived.
According to the press service of the regional government, there are 12 air fire brigades and one observer pilot. Six outbreaks have already been eliminated, now work is underway on 18. In total, 33 forest fires were recorded in Chukotka, in the total area covered by fire 79,2 thousand ha.
The reason for the extremely fire hazard in the natural territories of the region was the abnormal heat of up to 30 degrees and above. Cedar elfin and moss fire even from a small source of fire. The situation is complicated by frequent thunderstorms.