Ulan-Ude was shrouded in smoke from forest fires. In Buryatia and the Irkutsk region are burning more than 30 thousand hectares of forest. Fire extinguish from the earth and from the air.
Every day the element of fire in the Irkutsk region captures all new territory. In the fire today, forests in dozens of districts: 28 large fires, nearly 30 thousand hectares of burning forest. Irkutsk oblast is the leader in the sad list of regions, annually suffering from forest fires. In the North and East of the region the emergency situation. Extinguish fires hundreds of emergency workers and Marines, including troops transferred from the Baikal region and Omsk region. In the MOE say that even the additional troops will not be enough to cope with fires of this magnitude.
In addition to the ground groupings, fighting forest fires in the region involved the aircraft be-200 and Il-76. Crews make daily flights to the major centers there, which can be reached only by air. The aircraft is used today and in neighboring Buryatia Republic. There the total area of fires is about 3 thousand hectares. Daily in the forests of the Republic find new fire. Here to extinguish large pockets in hard to reach areas also use the amphibious aircraft be-200, is able to draw water from any body of water. In both regions for more than a weeks worth of 30-degree heat, and according to forecasts, precipitations are not expected.
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