Forest fire area in Russia increased by more than 20% overnight

The total area of ​​​​forest fires in Russia has increased by more than 20% over the past day, reaching 126 thousand. ga, according to data from Avialesookhrany as of today, August 5. More than 3,000 people were involved in the fires. man and more than 300 units of techniques.

“Since the previous day, August 4, 2022, 36 forest fires have been extinguished in Russia over an area of ​​7,090 hectares. As of 0:00 a.m. Moscow time on August 5, 2022, there were 130 forest fires on the territory of the Russian Federation over an area of ​​126,400 hectares, on which active extinguishing works were underway, ”the report says.

Most of the fires — in Yakutia (51,463 ha), in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District (40,426 ha) and in the Magadan region (20,346 ha). Significant areas of the forest massif are burning in the Khabarovsk Krai (5877 ha), the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug (2655 ha) and the Komi Republic (2646 ha).

Forest fires are less than 1000. They belong to the Vologda, Irkutsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Sverdlovsk, Tomsk and Tyumen regions, as well as Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Kamchatka, Perm Krai, the Yamalo Autonomous Okrug- Nenets and the Republic of Buryatia. In addition, forest fires are active in several reserves: “Malaya Sosva” (Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, area 1685 ha), “Dzhugdzhursky” (Khabarovsk Territory, 20 ha) and “Yugyd va” (Komi, 50 ha ).

The fire season is valid in 83 subjects of the Russian Federation, in seven regions a state of emergency has been introduced. In 59 regions of Russia there is a special fire protection regime.