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Hundreds of people were left homeless due to fires

May 5 2007

Specialists said that the situation with forest fires in the Irkutsk region is close to critical: only in the last day of their number has increased tenfold.

Serious concern among intelligence services is the fact that in most cases, the fire comes close to human settlements.

The spread of fire helps to wind gusts that reached hurricane in the region marks - up to 25 meters per second, and the temperature, reaching up to the mark at 20 degrees Celsius.

Cause of most fires - nepotushennye bonfires and cigarette butts and burning old grass, arranged by local residents.

In Minusinsk District of Krasnoyarsk Territory, where over two days more than five hundred houses were burned, hundreds of people were left homeless. Vesti reported.

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