The area of ​​forest fires in Russia by the morning of May 14 is 22,976 hectares. The fires were localized on 48 centers with an area of ​​9,385.9 hectares. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia in Telegram channel.

The department added that at the moment a total of 112 forest fires have been registered.

According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, 5.5 thousand people, 1311 pieces of equipment and 28 aircraft are taking part in extinguishing fires. Aviation was used to extinguish fires in the Kurgan, Irkutsk and Kemerovo regions.

Earlier, Acting Head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Alexander Chupriyan instructed all employees of the State Fire Supervision Service to conduct inspections of settlements that are subject to threats of wildfires. According to the authorities, recently 72 settlements, eight gardening associations have been affected by fires, about 1.3 thousand buildings have burned down, 16 people have died, 18 more have been injured.

On the fight against fires in Russia – in the material “Kommersant” “The investigation reacted to the fires with a twinkle.”


More news in Telegram channel “Kommersant”.

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