Specialists eliminated 60 fires on an area of 628 hectares in 23 regions of Russia during the day. This was reported on Sunday by the press service of the Federal Aviation Security Service.

"For a day in 23 regions of Russia, forest services and involved persons eliminated 60 forest fires on the area covered by fire, 628 hectares. Forest fires have been eliminated in Vologda, Leningrad, Murmansk, Novgorod, Vladimir, Ivanovo, Moscow, Tambov, Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod, Irkutsk, Sakhalin Regions, Krasnodar, Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk, Trans-Baikal Territories, the Republics of Karelia, Mari El, Tyva, Buryatia, Sakha (Yakutia), Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug", – the message says.

At 00:00 Moscow time on July 3, 116 forest fires were active on the territory of the Russian Federation on an area of 51,421 hectares. The largest area of fires (9,732 hectares) was recorded in Yakutia, where 17 fires are active. In the Irkutsk Region and Khabarovsk Territory, there are eight fires on an area of 355 hectares and 5,762 hectares, respectively. In the Amur region, seven fires were recorded on an area of 1,660 hectares. In the list of regions where fires are still observed in forests, the Republics of Buryatia, Karelia and Tyva, Magadan and Murmansk regions, Trans-Baikal and Krasnoyarsk Territories.

More than 3 thousand people and 441 units of equipment were involved in extinguishing fires.