In two districts of the Baikal declared emergency mode due to forest fires

In two districts of the Baikal — Zhigalovo and Ust-Kut districts — introduced a state of emergency at the municipal level. The reason was large fires. The fire covered a total of 600 hectares of forest. It is noted that the fire are in the area of aviation fire fighting. This was reported STRC “Irkutsk”, aired on TV channels “Russia 1” “Russia 24”.

Forest fires was recorded on 21 June, however from-for a squally wind, the area began to grow. Currently in the affected areas attracted additional forces. To eliminate the hotbeds participate and tenants of forests.

As stated by the head of the regional Miniscope, fires must be localized within 2-3 days. The staff of the Agency in Zhigalov district, will blow up and lay the barrage mineralized strips. In Ust-Kut districts the district has increased the group up to 60 people, including paratroopers of Avialesookhrana and the staff of the regional forestry.

“aviation is not involved, there is no reason. We delivered equipment for fire suppression in Ust-Kut. In Zhigalovo this is not possible. So now there are 54 fire-paratrooper, they are paving the path. If ignition fails to resolve by Friday, we plan to recruit a reserve force of the Federal forestry Agency,” — said the head of the Ministry of forest complex of the Irkutsk region Dmitry Petrini.

Text: STRC “Irkutsk”