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Fires seize new territories in Transbaikalia
At this point in Transbaikalia 56 forest fires are active, the total area of which is in the last 24 hours increased on 20 thousand hectares and reached a record figure in 189 thousand hectares, according to representatives of the State Forest Service.
В Buryatia most of the fires on the border with Mongolia were eliminated, the rest are localized, the press secretary of the Republican Forestry Agency, Alexander Yegorov, said. The extinguishing work continues in the Zakamensky, Mukhorshibirsky and Kizhinginsky districts, involving 345 people, including parachutists. Attracted 44 fire trucks, 15 units of heavy machinery. Since 15 in April in the republic, with the exception of two northern regions, an emergency situation is in effect.
When extinguishing fires in Buryatia and Transbaikalia involved aviation crews of the Ministry of Defense. All the aircraft involved are additionally equipped with special spillway devices, the crews have received theoretical and practical training in the use of aircraft in extinguishing forest and steppe wildfires.