In the Baikal-Lena reserve a localized fire on the area of 11 hectares

wildfires in the Baikal-Lena nature reserve localized. The flames covered an area of 11 hectares, 2 km from the nearest beach. According to the preliminary version, the cause of the fire was a lightning strike. It is reported STRC “Irkutsk”, aired on TV channels “Russia 1” “Russia 24”.

At the moment, with the fire continuing to fight 17 people from 4 forest districts. According to the press service of the “Sacred Baikal”, the extinguishing is complicated by the fact that the burning of pine resin.

Recall that in the region continue to operate 4 of the fire in Ust-Kut districts, Chunskiy and Zhigalovsky areas. The total area of fires is about 17.5 hectares.

Text: STRC “Irkutsk”