The area of forest fires in Siberia per day increased by almost one and a half times - from 4,225 hectares to 6,298 hectares. Most of all, it increased in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the press service of Avialesoohrana reported on Tuesday.
"At 00:00 Moscow time on August 11, 126 forest fires were active on the territory of the Russian Federation on an area of 74 685 hectares, on which work was carried out to actively extinguish, including 32 fires on the lands of the forest fund on an area of 2 527 hectares (Krasnoyarsk Territory)", - the message says. At 00:00 Moscow time on August 10, it was 1,506 hectares.
According to Avialesokhrana, the area of a forest fire in the Tunguska reserve at the site of the fall of the Tunguska meteorite in the Krasnoyarsk Territory increased from 3 to 4 hectares. In the Tomsk region, where an emergency regime is in effect in the two northern regions, the area covered by fire increased to 1,717 hectares from 1,214 hectares. The area of forest fires in the Omsk region, where the emergency regime is in force in two districts, increased to 986 hectares from 739 hectares, in the Irkutsk region - from 766 hectares to 1,067 hectares. A fire with an area of 1 hectare was recorded in the Altai Territory.
According to the data of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in the Kezhemsky District, located in the north-east of the region, an emergency regime has been introduced in the forests due to a fire hazard. The access of people and vehicles to the forest is limited. Compliance with the requirements of the administration will be monitored by patrol groups from among the employees of the forest fire center, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the police, village leaders and volunteers.
The abnormal heat, which has been in the regions of the Siberian Federal District (SFD) for the second week, contributes to the unfavorable fire situation. According to forecasters, on August 11 in the regions of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, temperatures will remain up to plus 31 degrees, in some regions the maximum - the fifth out of five existing classes - fire hazard is expected. In the Irkutsk region on August 11-13, a high (class 4) and extreme (class 5) fire hazard is expected in some places, in the Tomsk region and the Altai Territory, a class 4 fire hazard and abnormally hot weather with maximum temperatures remain from August 11 to 12 plus 30 degrees and above.