Aviation Defense Ministry put out more than 450 thousand hectares of forest fires in Siberia
Aviation of the Ministry of Defense extinguished over 450 thousand hectares of forest fires from 1.1 million of the total area of uncontrolled spread of fire in the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Irkutsk Region from August 1 to 3.
As noted in the defense department, a total of 116 large forest fires were eliminated.
“3 August this year Il-76 BTA aircraft made 24 sorties, performing a discharge of over 1000 tons of water. The crews of the Mi-8 helicopters made 60 sorties, dropping more than 600 tons of water to 32 open fire sites, ”the ministry said.
Earlier, the EMERCOM of Russia reported that the daily increase in the area of forest fires in Siberia and the Far East has decreased fivefold.