18 July 2012, Wednesday, 19:36
author: Rasul Hamidullin
For the last days it is liquidated eight forest fires in the territory of Bashkortostan. From them four fire outbreaks (7,8 hectares) occurred in the Kananikolsky forest area, and also in Burzyansky, Baimaksky, Zianchurinsky and Beloretsky forest areas.
Besides, seven fires in forest areas are localised, including one in Inzersky, three in Kananikolsky and Zilairsky forest areas. According to the press-service of the Ministry of Forestry RB, six fires are blazing in the republic. They are found out in Zilairsky and Burzyansky areas. 138 people and 32 units of equipment work on their extinguishing.
In total from the beginning of a fire-hazardous season of 2012 in the territory of forest fund RB 96 forest fires are registered, 26 from which occurred due to carelessness of people, 40 – because of a lightning discharge, 1 – at the place of timber-harvesting operations, 2 – because of agricultural burnings. The reasons of occurrence of others 27 are under investigation. The total area destroyed by fire makes 499,02 hectares. 1748 persons and 492 units of equipment are involved in fire extinguishing.
Now experts of the Ministry of Forestry RB conduct the enforced land and aviation patrol of woods. For the past days 1234 people were on patrol. For today 64 flights over the forest area according to the established routes are executed.