Rus News Journal

the Area of natural fires in Russia for days has grown almost on third

the Area of wood and peat fires in Russia has increased for the past days from 66 thousand hectares B4 86 thousand hectares, and the quantity of the centres of kindling was reduced on 10, informs on Saturday of the Ministry of Emergency Measures of the Russian Federation.

" In total in territory of the Russian Federation for days 477 natural fires on a total area of 97,45 thousand hectares are registered, 291 centre by the area of 11,7 thousand hectares " is extinguished; - it is SPK in a MSG.

187 fires on the area of 86 thousand hectares (days before - 197 centres with the area of 66,28 thousand hectares) Continue to operate, including 16 burnout in Yakutia, is marked by department.

3,4 thousand persons and 942 units of technics are involved In struggle against fire - from Rosleshoza about 7 thousand persons and 1,5 thousand units of technics, from them.

Last summer and partially in the autumn on a considerable part of territory of Russia the strongest natural fires which have been called by an abnormal heat blazed. In 19 subjects of Federation 199 settlements have suffered, have burnt down 3,2 thousand houses, 62 persons were lost. The general damage has made over 12 billion roubles.