The area of forest fires in the Irkutsk region has already reached a thousand hectares. Was 16 large pockets. Smoke came to Buryatia and Transbaikalia.
A significant part of the Baikal was covered with smog from forest fires. The situation is particularly acute in the Northern districts of the region. The day before taiga in the region, burned area of nearly thousand hectares. People are advised to wear a gauze mask. The smoke and burning smell persisted for a month. Over Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk there hung a dense smog. According to local residents, especially hard in the mornings. In some territories of the region Rospotrebnadzor experts revealed the increase in the concentration of harmful substances in the air.
This year the region is very warm autumn, there is no precipitation. Experts believe that the main reason for forest fires is the human factor. Great damage to nature caused by brigades of illegal loggers, leaving a pile of cut wood. It only takes one spark to start a fire. The villagers believe that black loggers can do to burn down the forest to destroy the traces of logging.
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