Employees of the Federal state institution “Crimea reserve” on the eve of Day of Russia discovered the so-called “pilot installation” on the territory of Yalta mountain-forest reserve. This was reported by the press service of the institution.

– Still have a few hours – and the fgbi “Protected Crimea”, risked their lives to put out our forest, – said the press service.

the organization noted a pattern in fighting fires on the reserve during the celebration of Day of Russia in recent years. In this regard, “Protected Crimea” and urged the visitors of the Crimean forests for suspicious installations or open ignition sources promptly report this to the 112 service or the Service of protection of nature reserve on telephone +7-978-519-64-34, and send the GPS coordinates of the fire or the installation itself.

Recall that in this year a fire in the reserve, in the tract of Uch-Kosh, occurred on the night of March 16, the sixth anniversary of the referendum on the status of the Crimean Peninsula.

Earlier, the Ministry said that in 2018, the foresters have identified several “bookmarks”, prepared to set fire to forests. The Ministry said that almost all large forest fires that occurred in that year, also were the result of malice, as, for example, in Starokrymskiy forestry, when in windy dry weather burned 41 hectares of forest.

Arson was the cause and major fire on the area of 26 hectares in the tract of Uch-Kosh near Yalta on 12 August 2018. By a strange coincidence, on the border of Yalta and the Crimean mountain-forest reserves fire flared in the day when the Spa capital of the Peninsula celebrated its 180th anniversary.

As reported, on 2 June the Ministry of environment of the Crimea in order to ensure fire safety has extended to 21 calendar day limit of stay of citizens in woods and entrance to them of vehicles.