In the Irkutsk region, according to the FBU “Avialesokhrana”, there are 12 fires on the territory of over 56 thousand hectares. In terms of the area covered by fire, the region remains in second place in Russia after the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). All fires in the Irkutsk region are concentrated in the remote and sparsely populated Katangsky region.
“In the Irkutsk region, 169 employees of the FBI Avialesokhrana, 50 employees of the State Autonomous Institution of the Republic of Tyva” Tuva base of aviation forest protection from fires “, 50 employees of the autonomous institution of the Republic of Buryatia” Transbaikal base of aviation forest protection “, 22 employees of the KSU” Chita base of aviation forest protection ” Trans-Baikal Territory “”, – added in the department.
As specified in the regional government, on the territory of the Katanga region, there are six fires in a localized state on a total area of 25.5 thousand hectares, six more previously registered fires continue to operate on a total area of 30.5 thousand hectares.
Read more about fires in Russia – in the material “Kommersant” “Both fire and water”