Cities and villages of Siberia shrouded in smoke from wildfires. Thousands of hectares of forests on fire. The reason is abnormally dry and warm September. The rest of the week rain is not expected.
The high - 5 class of fire danger in the Novosibirsk and Omsk regions, Altai Krai and Buryatia, Transbaikal and Krasnoyarsk region. In the Irkutsk region declared emergency mode. Forest fires continue to destroy forest in the region. The day before the emergency was only in one area, today the state of emergency in force across the Irkutsk region. Fire recorded in several areas. Most of these remote Northern territory. To use special equipment to extinguish such fires is impossible. To fight the fire attracted an additional 120 troopers.
In the area of forest lands there are 7 forest fires on a total area of 300 hectares. the Lesions recorded in Kachugskiy, Nizhneudinsk, Chunskiy, Taishet, Zhigalovo and Ust-Kut districts areas. Today's work on the fighting starts the second aircraft be-200 emergency, which on the burning hearths may dump up to 12 tons of water. One of the main problems today is the smoke in the settlements. In some cities and towns it passes in a few weeks.
In Ust-Kut canceled classes in schools. Experts have established that in several places the concentration of harmful substances in the air exceeds the acceptable norms. Emergency mode is entered in territory of all region. This means that residents can not go to the forest to build fires and to conduct any logging activities.
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