"According to the regional forestry dispatch services, over the past day, on July 23, 70 forest fires were liquidated in Russia on an area of ​​13,058 hectares," the department said.

It is specified that by midnight on July 24, 148 forest fires were actively extinguished in Russia on an area of ​​33 397 hectares.

Earlier in the city of Miass, Chelyabinsk region, an emergency regime was introduced due to forest fires.

On July 16, it was reported that the Russian government will allocate more than 2.6 billion rubles for extinguishing forest fires in the country's regions.