This was reported on the official information website of the government of Yakutia.

“The situation in the settlements of Sitte of the Kobyai region, Kyryky of the Verkhnevilyuysky region and Kuerelyakh of the Gorny region is under special control.

During the day, three forest fires were liquidated and nine forest fires were localized, five new forest fires were discovered, ”Sadovnikov said.

To combat the elements, the forces of 2,253 people are involved with the involvement of 273 pieces of equipment.

Near the village of Sitte, the fire was extinguished with the help of a helicopter; 78 tons of water were dropped over the fire area.

The regional Ministry of Emergency Situations previously reported that in case of deterioration of the situation with fires, the necessary reserve was determined - the number of aircraft will be increased if necessary, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

On Wednesday, July 28, Pavel Garin, Head of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in Yakutia, spoke about the situation with forest fires in the region.