“Over the past day, 162 forest fires on an area of ​​19,877 hectares have been extinguished in Russia,” RIA Novosti reports a message from Avialesookhrana.

It is noted that by midnight on April 21, 78 forest fires were active in Russia on an area of ​​20,463 hectares.

Earlier, in the Trans-Baikal Territory, a high alert regime was introduced due to fires.