Fires operate 5 km away near several settlements in two districts of Yakutia, the press service of the regional government reported on Friday.
"Four fires operate within 5 km from the settlements. These are near the village of Svetly and the village of Syuldyukar, Mirninsky district, Dikimdya and Kuerelyakh of the Gorny region. Under the special control of the leadership of the republic, the situation with fires near the village of Magaras of the Gorny region and the village of Syuldyukar of the Mirny region", - the message says.
As noted in the government, Be-200 and Il-76 planes successfully operated in the village of Syuldukar on Thursday, the fire from the north-eastern side was extinguished. In the village of Magaras, extinguishing forces are being built up; a helicopter with a spillway is scheduled to take off on Friday.
According to the Ministry of Ecology of Yakutia, work is being carried out in the republic to extinguish 75 forest fires with a total area covered by fire, 740,221.6 hectares on the territory of 17 regions and specially protected natural areas. According to the ministry, 2,103 people and 268 units of equipment were involved in extinguishing, 41 fires were extinguished per day on an area of over 78, 1 thousand hectares.
According to the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, a difficult forest fire situation persists on the territory of Gorny, Zhigansky, Kobyaysky, Mirninsky, Olekminsky, Oymyakonsky, Suntarsky, Khangalassky, Ust-Maisky, Tomponsky regions, where 177 foci of natural fires were registered. "During the day in Mirninsky, Gorny, Oymyakonsky and Khangalassky districts, specialists from the regional department of the EMERCOM of Russia were involved. The employees carried out work on laying and expanding mineralized strips along the settlements of Teryut, Kuerelyakh, Dikimdya, Keptin and Syuldyukar, as well as extinguishing individual foci along the perimeter of fires. ", - reported in the department.
Yakutia is one of the most flammable regions of the country. The total area of forests in the region is 256, 1 million hectares (83, 4% of the territory of the subject). In 2020, the area covered by forest fires exceeded 6 million hectares. At the moment in Yakutia there is an emergency regime due to forest fires. From July 1, the stay of citizens in the forests, carrying out certain types of work is limited.