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The total area of fires in Buryatia reached 2,2 thousand hectares
According to data on 16 April in Buryatia 17 foci of ignition on a common of space more than 2,2 thousand hectares, according to the press service of the regional government. By the decree of the head of the Republic of Buryatia No. 52 dated April 15, 2015, an emergency regime was introduced in the forests, with the exception of the municipalities "Muisky District", "Severo-Baikalsky District".
Over the past day in Buryatia, 10 emerged new fires in a total area of about 45 ha, another 34 focus on a total area of more than 2,3 thousand hectares was eliminated. The forests of Khorinsky, Zaigraevsky, Kizhinginsky, Eravninsky, Mukhorshibirsky, Barguzinsky, Kyakhtinsky, Zakamensky districts are burning. The cause of ignition was unauthorized agricultural waste.
The fire extinguishes 405 forestry officers, local residents, tenants. Parachutists and firemen were sent to Zakamensky and Kizhinginsky districts. Involved 56 fire trucks, 14 tractors, 2 bulldozers. Since the beginning of the fire season in the republic, 157 centers have been registered on a total area of more than 6,3 thousand hectares. Last year, on the same date, 122 fire was recorded on a total area of more than 3,4 thousand hectares, the Republican Forestry Agency reported.