09 August 2012, Thursday, 17:30
author: Galina Bakhshieva
According to all available data from forest areas, in Bashkiria 173 forest fires are registered from which already more than 916 hectares of forest suffered.
31 forest fire occurred due to careless handling with fire, 85 – due to a lightning discharge, two — because of agricultural burnings, two more at the place of timber-harvesting operations, the causes of occurrence of other 53 fires are still under investigation, the press-service of the Ministry of Forestry informs.
Now in the territory of Bashkortostan forest fund eight forest fires are blazing. Forests of Zilairsky, Kugarchinsky, Zianchurinsky, Uchalinsky and Baimaksky areas of the republic are now in fire.
It should be mentioned that since August 9, because of frequent forest fires in 19 areas of Bashkortostan the state of emergency is imposed.