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In Yakutia, introduced a state of emergency due to forest fires
An emergency mode was introduced in Yakutia due to forest fires in the region. The authorities instructed to take measures to eliminate fires and prevent threats to human settlements.
According to the press service of the republican government, earlier emergency situations were introduced in the forests of the municipal nature of the Ust-Aldan region and in the territory of the Suntarsky district. There for a long time there has been a fourth class of fire hazard in the forests. This is due to weather conditions.
The main cause of fires in the Far Eastern and Siberian Federal Districts, experts call dry summer thunderstorms. However, it is possible that some of the fires were created artificially by the hands of those who illegally cut down wood. On behalf of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, law enforcement agencies must finish check until November 1 and try to identify such facts.
The area of forest fires is 2,7 million hectares - This is 12 percent more than last year. Despite the measures taken, the threat of smoke in settlements remains, in many cities and villages smog is already observed.