01 August 2011, Monday, 11:26
author: Galina Bakhshieva
No forest fires have been registered in Bashkortostan for the last month. In a whole 59 fires have been registered in the region this year. 90% of the fires have been liquidated during the first 24 hours. The overall area of the forests, suffering from the fires, made up more than 384 hectares in Bashkortostan.
A half of all fires in the Republic have occurred because of casual handling with fire. Just for comparison: 415 forest fires have occurred in the Republic in 2010 and the overall area of the forests, lost because of these fires, made up about 8500 hectares.