22 August 2012, Wednesday, 15:37

More than 1555 hectares of forest suffered from fire in Bashkiria

author: Galina Bakhshieva

Two forest fires were liquidated for the past days in the territory of Bashkortostan. The total area of forest which was destroyed by fire in Baimaksky and Sterlitamaksky regions made 4,5 hectares.

“At present a forest fire in the Inzersky forestry on the area of one hectare is localised. Works on its liquidation are still conducting,” the head of the press-service of the Ministry of Forestry RB Aibulat Gainullin informs.

From the beginning of the year in the territory of forest fund 215 forest fires were registered. 33 from them occurred because of careless handling of fire, two — due to timber-harvesting operations, four — because of agricultural burnings, 105 — from lightning discharge. The causes of 71 fires occurrence are still under investigation. The total area which was destroyed by fire already exceeds 1555 hectares.

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