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A special fire regime was introduced in the Irkutsk region
Photo: Press Service of the Government of the Irkutsk Region
The government of the Irkutsk region decided on the dates of the beginning of the fire regime. In the southern regions of the Angara region, it will begin a month earlier than usual.
According to the press service of the regional government, in the southern regions the special regime will operate from April 10 to June 15, in the north - from May 1 to July 15. The reason for the introduction of a special regime is the forecast of unfavorable meteorological conditions, due to which a threat to settlements may arise.
During the fire regime, citizens are prohibited from visiting forests. The restriction will not apply to those who work to ensure fire safety in forests. Hunting and fishing are prohibited within the boundaries of agricultural territories, forestry areas and water bodies in peatland areas. When the wind intensifies, electricity will be cut off, and if violations are detected, contracts with forest users will be terminated.
Last year in the Irkutsk region burnt out about 1,5 million hectares of forest... This year, experts also predict high probability similar in area of forest fires.