Forest fires are raging in Buryatia, Irkutsk and Khabarovsk regions,in the Amur region, in Kolyma and in Transbaikalia. Chita this morning sucked acrid smoke.
The area of forest fires continues to increase in Zabaykalsky Krai and in Amur region. A strong wind blows and this complicates the work. The wind blows in the direction of the settlements. And now it is very important to quickly eliminate the fire. The fire most likely occurred through the fault of man. The day before here have seen people who were vacationing at the picnic. In the disaster area need to work carefully, the smoke is very strong. Only on the territory of Baikal region for more than 32 forest fires. Compared to the previous year, the figure is certainly less, but the fire area this season continues to grow. At the moment there, emergency workers.
On the territory of the Amur region continued to operate in emergency mode. According to operative data, on the morning of 10 may on the territory of the Amur region, there are 25 natural fires on a total area of almost 20 thousand ha, of which 4 managed to localize. In extinguishing involved about thousand persons, and nearly 200 pieces of equipment, including 6 aircraft. The most difficult situation is in the Zeya, Constantine, Ivanovo, Magdagachinsky, Michael, Saw, Seryshevo, Tyndinsky areas. There entered class 3 fire danger. Specifically to aid in extinguishing fires on the territory of the Amur region to the region yesterday evening arrived by special MES group from Khabarovsk - 50 people. Today they went to extinguish fires in several areas. Rescuers continue to work on the territory of the Amur region in the strengthened mode. Amphibious aircraft be-200 and an EMERCOM helicopter Mi-8 continue to extinguish fires in the Central districts region. The government of region solves a question on attraction of additional aircraft in the event of deterioration.