The fire from forest fires destroyed 25 country houses and came close to Tyumen, according to the TV channel "Russia 24". Two villages were evacuated, in which more than 600 people live. People were placed in a school, kindergarten and sports complex. There are no casualties, according to local authorities.
At the forefront of the battle with forest fires in the region are now more than one and a half thousand people - employees of the Ministry of Emergencies and Forestry, volunteers and cadets of the Engineering School of the Ministry of Defense. The military uses heavy equipment that digs wide trenches in the forest, blocking the path of fire. Over the past day alone, 120 kilometers of such strips have been laid. However, due to the strong wind, the flame spreads over the tops of the trees. There is an emergency mode throughout the region. Aviation is involved in extinguishing.
In total, more than 22 thousand hectares of forest are now blazing near Tyumen. A difficult situation also developed in Yakutia and the Sverdlovsk region. Throughout the country, 3,800 people and almost a thousand pieces of equipment are fighting forest fires.