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Control zones in forests will be reduced in Angara

Control zones in forests will be reduced in Angara
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The authorities of the Irkutsk region decided to reduce control zones three times, in which forest fires can not be extinguished if they do not threaten settlements and economic facilities. The reason was the experience of last year, when more than one million hectares of forest burned, and only 212 hectares were fought with fire.

According to the press service of the regional government, control zones will be reduced from 32 million hectares by more than three times. They will remain only in the Patom gorge, on the North Baikal and Baikal ranges, in the eastern Sayans. It is not possible to extinguish forest fires because of the terrain features and the remoteness of the aviation conservation bases.

By the beginning of the fire season, the authorities intend to increase parachute service to 70 people and rent 22 aircraft to deal with natural fires. In addition, for the execution of the president’s order, 24% of the forest plantations in the region will be registered in state ownership. 
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