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In Primorye, has increased the number of forest fires

April 22 2008
13:15

Primorsky Territory has dramatically increased the number and area of forest fires.

As REGNUM correspondent was informed in the press service of the Main Directorate of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in the Primorye Territory, as of April 22 at the Region operates 39 forest fires on the total area of 2 thousand 728.5 hectares.

"Of these, 16 forest fires on the total area of 520.5 hectares of already localized, threatening livelihoods of people and economic entities do not have" - told the press service.

The press service of the regional emergency department said that to extinguish wildfires attracted 287 people, including forest protection 138 people and 46 vehicles. "There is still the main cause of fires in the forest is a violation of fire safety regulations by the local population" - was added in the press-service.

As earlier informed news agency REGNUM, the decision in the Primorsky Territory Emergency Commission introduced a special anti-fire regime, due to the rapid spread of forest fires.

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