OREANDA-NEWS The area of ​​forest fires in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Irkutsk Region, Buryatia and Transbaikal Territory exceeded 1.56 million hectares, another 1.13 million hectares are burning in Yakutia, according to the Federal Forestry Agency.

Residents of these regions are suffocating from the smell of burning. Smog reached the Urals. In social networks, people complain that the forests do not extinguish. Officials are guided by the order of the Ministry of Environment from 2015, according to which it is not necessary to fight the flame if the estimated damage from the fire does not exceed the cost of extinguishing. 

Musicians, actors and other famous people have organized flashmob in social networks and are trying to draw attention to the ecological disaster. Users share fire information on hashtags #SaveSiberianForests and #SiberiaIsBurning