OREANDA-NEWS In Siberia and the Far East, the area of ​​forest fires that were actively extinguished by rescuers decreased by 6%, to 266.4 thousand hectares. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to Aviation Protection.

On August 12, rescuers eliminated 49 forest fires with a total area of ​​5,998 hectares. Currently there are 159 fires. In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the area of ​​active combustion is 135.5 thousand hectares, and in the Irkutsk Region - 121.6 thousand hectares.

Not so long ago Forest Security Service reported that 202 fires were recorded on the territory of Russia on an area of ​​283.167 thousand hectares, which were used to extinguish. At the same time, a total of 301 fires were recorded on the territory of the country on an area of ​​2.743 million hectares, which they stopped extinguishing by decision of regional commissions.