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Far Eastern taiga - in flames

September 4 2008

According to the Far East Air Base Protection of Forests and Forestry Department Ministry of Russia in the Far East there are 3 natural fire, the total area of 17.4 ha of active burning. Including in the Sakhalin area - 1 fire (an area of active burning of 6 hectares) in the Kamchatka region - a fire (an area of active burning of 6 hectares) in the Khabarovsk region - a fire (an area of active burning 5.4 ha).

Threats to human settlements and economic entities are no reported Pravde.Ru in the Far Eastern regional center (DVRTS) MES of Russia. To quench the fire involved 65 people and 15 pieces of equipment, including the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia - 11 persons.

In the Far Eastern regional emergencies center of Russia continues its work the working group, which constantly monitors the fire situation in the region and in the case of a threat to human settlements decides to raise additional forces for the suppression of natural fires.

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