Forests in Siberia on fire. Toxic smoke from the fires hanging over the cities. The last 5 class of danger, operates in the Novosibirsk and Omsk regions and the Altai territory. Cinder comes to cities and towns of Krasnoyarsk region, Buryatia and Transbaikalia.
In emergency mode the second day lives in Irkutsk oblast. It suffocates Bratsk with a population of 250 thousand people. The MOE promised that the situation will normalize in the coming days. FFA today demanded an explanation from the regional authorities. In particular, in the Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk gave false information on the areas of forest fires.
Clouds of smoke again rise over the forests of Irkutsk region. In the region for the second time in 2016, declared a state of emergency. In the fire of hundreds of hectares of the taiga. Extinguishing major fires, which today are paying special attention, sent the crews of the two aircraft-amphibian be-200ES. Every day they make several sorties, dropping at the burning fire and the edge of the fire to 12 tons of water. Increasing day by day and terrestrial group. On the eve on the help of local specialists on forest fire arrived paratroopers from the Federal reserve and started to work in remote Northern territories. In Ust-Kut districts district a strong smoke on the streets settlements, local residents see in a few weeks. Classes in schools canceled, the children of unplanned vacation. Experts recommended the population less likely to be on the streets.
The people of the region are forbidden to visit the forest area and to light fires even in suburban areas. Most importantly, say in the MOE, to prevent new fires. In Bratsk the region of Rospotrebnadzor experts for 2 weeks of record pollution in the air. The most serious excess of harmful substances in the air in Bratsk.
The environmental Prosecutor's office of the district looking for the guilty, it is known that many fires officials eliminated only on paper. The next day the groups will work in the strengthened mode, to manage to extinguish major pockets before strong wind.
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