A forest fire crept up to the very border of the city of Yakutsk. About two thousand hectares of forest burned down on the territory of the urban district. According to the mayor of the city Yevgeny Grigoriev on Instagram, the fire was extinguished in nine days on an area of over two thousand hectares.
Thanks to this, they managed to create a mineralized strip with a length of more than 70 kilometers. This helped to stop the fire.
Yakutia is one of the most flammable regions of the Russian Federation. There, from July 1, a ban was introduced on visiting forests and a state of emergency was declared due to the fact that fire often spreads from forests to residential areas and economic facilities.
Previously, smog from forest fires in Yakutia covered a number of districts of the Pavlodar region in Kazakhstan.