Yakutia: forest fires and hurricane

Yakutia: forest fires and hurricane
Yakutia: forest fires and hurricane
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Forest fires do not subside in Yakutia. Instead of the long-awaited rains, the cyclone brought dry thunderstorms and wind, which further complicated the situation. The fire threatens 12 settlements. It is especially hard in the Mountainous region of the republic - there, in one of the villages, more than 30 houses were burned down. Residents had to be evacuated on an emergency basis. Now a combined police detachment has been deployed there, which will stop looting attempts. Paratroopers are arriving from other regions to help extinguish fires in hard-to-reach areas.

Residents of the taiga village of Byas-Kyuel helplessly watch as fire devours house after house, street after street. In a matter of minutes, part of the settlement turned into a huge torch. The fire, driven by the hurricane wind, goes like a wall. At the risk of their lives, employees of operational departments bring down the flames and put out the fire. The fire destroyed more than 20 houses and outbuildings. People were evacuated in a hurry. Things and documents were burnt.

Now the forest fire has receded, but it still threatens the village. Its area is more than one hundred hectares. For almost a week, employees of Avialesokhrana and the Ministry of Emergency Situations, as well as volunteers, tried to extinguish the fire. Even the day before, it seemed that the situation had been brought under control, but today a hurricane hit Yakutia. Forecasters were waiting for a cyclone that will bring rains. But instead of precipitation, wind and dry thunderstorms came to the republic.

"Thunderstorm activity in the hard-to-reach Arctic territories of Yakutia continues to operate, causing remote forest fires. For about three months, there was no precipitation on the territory, and the temperature and wind load were very high," says Nikolai Kovalev, deputy head of Avialesoohrana.

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