In the east of Russia, 217 forest fires are being extinguished.
The fire covered an area of 837 thousand 813 hectares.
According to the Federal Forestry Agency of the Russian Federation, 36 fires were localized the day before.
“As of August 1, 217 forest fires continue to blaze on the territory of Russia on an area of 838 thousand hectares. 115 hotbeds of fire are located in Yakutia, 51 – in the Irkutsk region, “- follows from the message.
Up to 5 thousand people and hundreds of pieces of equipment are involved in extinguishing the fire.
As a result of the fires that broke out in the Siberian region of the Russian Federation in July, about 1.3 million hectares of forests burned down. The authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region.
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