More than 1.5 million hectares of forest burn in Siberia
The area of forest fires in Siberian regions exceeds 1.5 million hectares.
This was reported on the website of the Presidential Plenipotentiary in the Siberian Federal District, citing data from the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
“According to the EMERCOM of Russia on August 8, in the territory of the Siberian Federal District there are 275 outbreaks of forest fires on an area of more than 1.5 million hectares, of which 103 fires are located in the served territory, 172 are outside the service area. The most difficult forest fire situation is noted in the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Irkutsk Region, ”the report said.
There are 136 fires in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, of which 44 are in the service area, 96 in the aviation and control zones.
There are 136 fires in the Irkutsk Region, 60 of which are in the service area, 76 in the aviation and control zones.
Earlier it was reported that a specialized investigation team of the Krasnoyarsk Interior Ministry’s chief is checking the version of criminal forest arson in the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.