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Fire hazard season began in Chukotka

Fire hazard season began in Chukotka
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On the territory of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, the fire hazard season began on June 1. It will last until October 1.

According to the press service of the district government, annually forces from the airborne fire service are attracted from other regions to prevent and extinguish forest fires.

Last year, more than 200 million rubles were allocated for these purposes. The first detachment of eight paratroopers-firefighters has already arrived in Chukotka, more than 10 specialists will arrive by June 30.

In 2019, 64 fires were eliminated in the district, more than 90 thousand hectares were burned, which is 30 times more than a year earlier.

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