the Hotbeds of natural fires over the past week occurred on the territory of six regions of southern, North Caucasian and far Eastern Federal districts. The most difficult situation formed in Karachay-Cherkessia and Krasnodar Krai. There is introduced special fire-prevention mode, – such data was sounded on a conference call in EMERCOM of Russia.
What will be the fire season this year
suppression of forest fires were involved 169 people and 31 vehicles. Rescue Department and the forest service is urged not to relax and to observe security measures not to burn dry grass to light fires, not to throw cigarette butts. The situation is really very serious.
To date, fire season opened in 14 regions of Russia in all territory of Krasnodar territory, Astrakhan, Rostov, Voronezh, Belgorod and Kaliningrad regions, Republic of Crimea, Ingushetia and Kalmykia, North Ossetia – Alania, Chechnya, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, in 21 district of the Primorsky region.
Firefighters and foresters go with preventive raids and remind the local people in the villages that the unauthorized burning of dry grass in the fields, houses adjoining areas, suburban areas is the main cause of forest fires. Therefore in the spring it is necessary to observe the prohibition of such burning.
In the MOE reported that since the beginning of this year, the death of children in fires have reduced by 39 percent
These prevention activities started under the Federal fire information campaign “Stop the fire!”. It is the third consecutive year, and, as reported in the FFA, it is highly effective.
No less serious is the situation with man-made fires. According to EMERCOM of Russia, only last week there were more than 8 thousand man-made fires. 290 of them have been extinguished with the participation of the voluntary fire brigades. Fortunately, and this is emphasized in the MOE, with the beginning of the year the deaths of children in fires declined by more than a third.