Source Pravda.Ru

Situation with smoke aggravated in Russia

The data from monitoring the situation with smoke in Moscow shows that theconcentration of carbon monoxide in the center of the city is 2.33 timeshigher than the maximum permissible concentration, the EmergenciesMinistry's press service reported. Meanwhile, the concentration of carbonmonoxide in some districts of the Moscow region, where peat-bogs areburning, is only 1.15-2.01 times above the norm.Over the past 24 hours, a special Il-76 plane of the Emergencies Ministrymade two flights to the fire site and poured 84 tons of water over thefires in the Shatura district.Meanwhile, forecasts say dry weather will continue in Moscow and thesurrounding region over the next 24 hours..