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In the Trans-Baikal Territory continue to eliminate the consequences of fires
The forces of the Eastern Military District in the Trans-Baikal Territory continue to conduct firefighting measures, involving more than 2500 military personnel and over 300 military and special equipment units.
«Helicopters Mi-8 bases of army aviation conduct continuous monitoring of the territory, in order to avoid the emergence of new fires and their spread", - the press service of the Eastern Military District reports. In addition, spilling of extinguished areas is carried out with the help of special auto-filling machines and the expansion of mineralized bands, which prevent the spread of new fires.
The control center of the headquarters of the Eastern Military District in Khabarovsk together with the control center of the headquarters of the combined arms army in Chita, they coordinate fire fighting activities and, in cooperation with the forces of the Emergencies Ministry, carry out preventive cleaning of dead wood and debris in the forests, which are the main cause of natural fires.
Trans-Baikal Territory Has traditionally become one of the most blazing regions of Russia in April. It does not do without tragedies; But if in April 2014 the misfortune was due to a single forest fire, Who moved to the military warehouse Near the village of Bolshaya Tura in the Karymsky district, then in April 2015, fires were burnt with almost no resistance from a dozen villages, leaving hundreds of people homeless.
According to the EastRussia source in the forest sector of the Trans-Baikal Territory, the federal center has delegated the authority to extinguish fires in the regions, but they can not provide sufficient funding: "The State Forest Service of the region and its contractors for extinguishing fires and air patrolling forests do not have enough equipment and people because of Unavailability of the Federal Forestry Agency to finance them. The money that is is not enough for quality work to prevent and extinguish forest fires. "
This is also confirmed by the trial, during which the prosecutor's office proved, that the contractors for extinguishing fires in the Transbaikal are not equipped with technology, and obliged Rosleskhoz to finance the staffing of the park. But, according to the source, the case did not go well: the State Forest Service under Balagura did not wish to collect money from the Rosleskhoz in court.
Details - in the heading "Regions".