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The area of forest fires in Buryatia reached 1,4 thousand hectares
The area of forest fires in Buryatia has tripled in a day, to 1,4 thousand hectares, TASS reported.
According to the press secretary of the Republican Forestry Agency (RALH), Alexandra Egorova, the forests of the Dzhidinsky, Zakamensky, Kurumkansky, Mukhorshibirsky, Tarbagatai and Selenginsky districts are burning. During the day, 32 new foci appeared on a total area of more than 242 hectares, while 17 foci on a total area of more than 376 hectares were eliminated. 41 forest fire is now registered in the region.
"The cause of the fires are unauthorized agricultural burners.", - added Egorova.
The fires extinguish more than 660 forest guards and local residents, parachutists-firefighters are sent to some areas. 96 fire engines involved, 23 units of heavy machinery. IL-76 aircraft made flights to the Kizhinginsky District, which carried out water discharges to large foci.
Since the beginning of the fire-dangerous season - from the first days of April - 147 foci have been registered in the republic on a total area of more than 3,2 thousand hectares.