The area of forest fires in the Irkutsk region per day increased by a quarter. Hot summer days and the weather with almost no precipitation has increased the area of forest fires in the Irkutsk region. The total area of fires in excess of 17 thousand hectares.
The largest foci in the Katanga and Bratsk to Nizhneudinsk military forestry. Military for localization of fires started to use installation clearance "Meteorite". Crews controlled explosions that burn the oxygen and allow you to knock down the flames. To extinguish employs nearly two hundred professionals, including paratroopers of Avialesookhrana. Still lights up and specially protected territory, the so-called protected Baikal. There used aircraft. In the MOE reported that despite the fact that the area of fires increased threats to human settlements there.
In parallel with the extinguishing is work, and to identify the perpetrators of the fires. Fines will be punished several tenants of lands which could extinguish a small fire in time, but made the spread of fire.
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