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MOSCOW, October 5 (Itar-Tass) —— As many as 13 criminal cases were opened in the city of Bratsk, Irkutsk region, over recent forest fires, and 62 persons were detained on suspicion of being involved in arson, a spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry’s public order department said on Wednesday.
“Sixty-two persons were detained for violating the fire regime,” the spokesman said. “Apart from than, police are taking effort to expose and bring to responsibility those who were behind setting fire to trees, bushes and grass.”
An emergency regime is still in force in the city of Bratsk and the Bratsk district. Fire fighting operations involve 1,755 men and 119 units of hardware. It is planned to engage more people in the fire fighting operations. It is also planned to use two Il-76 plane of the Russian emergencies ministry.