29 April 2011, Friday, 10:34

The first forest fire is registered in Bashkiria

author: Galina Bakhshieva

The first creeping forest fire has been registered in Zilairsky region of Bashkiria on April 27 at 16:00. The mobile group of the Ministry of forestry RB immediately left for the fire place.

By midnight the fire was localized and on the next day extinguished. The overall area, struck by the fire, made up 18 hectares. According to the preliminary information casual handling with fire has become the reason of ignition. 20 people and five machines have been enabled in fire extinguishing. At present time the threat to the local settlements is absent, the press-service of the Ministry of forestry RB reports.