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The number of forest fires in Buryatia has decreased
The number of forest fires in Buryatia has decreased
25-06-18 10:17
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The head of the Republican Forestry Agency Alexander Martynov reported on the forest fire situation in the republic at the planning meeting of the Head of Buryatia.

The number of forest fires and the average area of ​​outbreaks in Buryatia decreased compared to the same period in 2017, said Alexander Martynov.

298 forest fires were registered on the territory of republic from the beginning of a fire season. It is almost 1.4 times less than in 2017, when there were 421 registered fires.

The area affected by fire, this year amounted to 24.612 thousand hectares, last year - 206.65 thousand hectares. The average area of ​​one fire decreased five times. Today it is 95 hectares, in 2017 - 491 hectares.

Meanwhile, according to the Federal Forestry Agency, in the Zabaikalye territory 800 hot spots have been found since the beginning of the year, the fire passed through the area of ​​428,287 thousand hectares. In the Irkutsk region there were 414 fires of ​​53,352 thousand hectares, in the Krasnoyarsk Krai - 488 fires on the area of ​​70,114 thousand hectares.

"These are the areas with the highest fire risk. We have similar weather conditions. And the Krasnoyarsk Krai and the Irkutsk region have even much rain than in Buryatia," explained Martynov.

The causes of fires in most cases remain the human factor and thunderstorms - almost 60.1 and 25.8 percent, respectively.

The efficiency of fire extinguishing has increased, said the Head of the forestry agency. In the first day we manage to eliminate 87.5% of fires, in 2017 - 67%.

According to Alexander Martynov, setting up on the instructions of the Head of the Republic of Buryatia 267 places of rest played its role in the prevention of forest fires. Also 1404 vehicle barriers and 1688 road signs were installed, paved 838 km of mineralized fire break lanes.

      The forces of Republican Forestry Agency and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Buryatia are patrolling forest tracts on the territory of the republic. A total of 1930 violations were detected, examined 787 administrative cases, imposed fines of 3.6 million rubles, found nine perpetrators of forest fire, initiated 14 criminal cases such that two persons were prosecuted.

Aleksey Tsydenov highly appreciated collaborative effort of foresters, municipal authorities and all participants involved in the prevention and suppression of forest fires.

"It is clear that this is anything but simple, it is a lot of work, but we all see the result. The season has not yet come to the end, so keep it up, "- said the head of Buryatia.

Recall, today on the territory of the Republic continues in operation a special fire fighting regime. An aviation group of 14 aircraft is deployed in Buryatia.

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