OREANDA-NEWS According to the agency, the reason was insufficient measures to extinguish the fires.

As Sergey Abanin, deputy head of the Antistikhia center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, explained, forecasts of the Emergencies Ministry, Roshydromet, and Rosleskhoz were transmitted to the regions of Siberia.

“The area of ​​fires has increased due to long dry weather and the lack of active measures to extinguish most of the outbreaks, including in remote areas,” Abanin said.

Earlier, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered to check the likelihood that forest fires in Siberia were the result of arson.