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Far East forests are burning

July 30 2008

On the territory of the Far Eastern region has 21 natural fire, the total area of active combustion is 114.99 hectares, reported the Far Eastern Regional Center (DVRTS) MES of Russia.

Of them in the Khabarovsk Territory are 10 fires (active area of combustion - 50.71 hectares) in the Chukchi Autonomous District - 5 fires (active area of combustion - 1,98 ha), in Kamchatka - 2 fire (the active area of combustion - 6 9 ha) in the Magadan region - 3 fire (the active area of combustion - 50,6 ha), in the Sakhalin area - 1 fire (the active area of combustion - 4,8 ha).

Large and close to settlements of wildfires there. Threats to human settlements and economic entities do not. Over the past day in the region had been eliminated five fires. To extinguish fires in the region were involved in 299 people of personnel, 76 pieces of equipment, including the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia - 22 persons and 4 vehicles.

In the Far Eastern regional emergencies center Russia has a 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 fighting wildfires, reports Pravda.Ru .

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