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Firefighters are trying to put out a fire in the Jewish Autonomous Region for more than 17 hours
Firefighters have been trying to extinguish a large fire in Birobidzhan for more than 17 hours. From the evening of April 11, wood waste is burning in an open area on Industrialnaya Street.
According to the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation for the Jewish Autonomous Region, 32 employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, about ten units of fire fighting equipment and an excavator are involved in extinguishing. The total area of the fire reached three thousand square meters. meters. At the moment, the flame is localized, the fire has not spread to residential buildings and objects.
As Konstantin Vorontsov, deputy head of the regional Ministry of Emergency Situations, said, firefighters had to lay hose lines to the nearest water sources - more than 1,5 km. Inspectors of the state supervision are finding out the circumstances of the incident.
Since April 8, a special fire safety regime has been established in the region. A complete ban has been introduced on the making of fires, the use of open fire, the burning of combustible waste and dry grass.