Source Pravda.Ru

19 Forest Fires Break out Last Weekend in Far East Federal Region

19 forest fires broke out over the weekend on the territory of the Far Eastern Federal Region.

Last Friday all forest fires were eliminated, Chief Specialist of the State Monitoring Department of the Far Eastern Ministry of Natural Resources Yelena Svischeva disclosed to a RIA Novosti correspondent. However, over the weekend people went to forests on picnics, which resulted in more forest fires.

The most complicated fire situation is registered in the forests of Amursky district, which witnesses 12 fires on the territory of 57 hectares. 160 people, 4 airplanes and 26 units of machinery are participating in the elimination of the fires.

Five forest fires were registered in the Primorye district, one in the Khabarovsk district and one in the Jewish autonomous district.

All in all, starting with the beginning of the fire emergency season, 252 forest fires were registered in the region, Yelena Svischeva noted. The fires have destroyed the territory of 7,319 hectares.

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