Rus News Journal

The area of natural fires in the Russian Federation was reduced for days in 2 times

the Area of the wood and peat fires operating in territory of Russia, has decreased for the past days where - that twice - to 3,9 thousand hectares from 7,7 thousand hectares; the number of seats of fire has thus increased by five, informs on Thursday of the Ministry of Emergency Measures.

In territory of the Russian Federation for days 90 centres are extinguished, with the account before the arisen fires 86 centres continue to operate (including eight large), the area of active burning - 247,84 hectares, are localised - 3,7 thousand hectares (days before - 81 centre by the area of 7,73 thousand hectares) - it is told in the message.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Measures, threats to settlements and objects of economy are not present. The Most difficult conditions with fires develop in Khabarovsk territory, Komi, Kareliyas, and also in the Arkhangelsk region. taking into account a weather forecast, extreme fire danger will remain in all FO, except for Ural: In Khabarovsk, Seaside, Altay, Krasnodar, Stavropol edges, the Sakhalin, Orenburg, Saratov, Astrakhan, Volgograd, Rostov, Yaroslavl areas, Yakutia, Kalmykia, the Chechen Republic, Dagestan, Ingushetia, the North Ossetia, Kareliya - the Ministry of Emergency Measures warns.

8,23 thousand persons were involved In suppression of natural fires the past days and 1,36 thousand units of technics, including 1,59 thousand persons and 262 units of technics - from the Ministry of Emergency Measures. Last summer and partially in the autumn in territory of Russia the strongest natural fires caused 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. This year fire also has captured considerable territories, first of all, on severo - the country West, the Far East and in Siberia.