Russian, Tajik troops hold joint anti-terror drills in AsiaMilitary & Defense March 27, 9:11
US calls for release of detained participants in unsanctioned rallies across RussiaWorld March 27, 6:37
Russia conducts six humanitarian operations in Syria in 24 hoursSociety & Culture March 27, 6:34
Talks on banning nuclear weapons begin in UN without Russia, USWorld March 27, 6:28
Meeting with Putin of exceptional importance for Serbia — premierWorld March 27, 4:16
Election in Moldova shows people support rapprochement with Russia — Socialist factionWorld March 27, 4:06
Former Zenit FC player Kazachenok dies at 64Sport March 27, 1:37
Russian senior MP calls on EU politicians not to hide heads in sand in Syrian settlementRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 26, 18:09
Three Russian fans stabbed after football match in BelgradeSport March 26, 3:28
MOSCOW, July 30 (Itar-Tass) —— The area of forest fires in the Tomsk Region decreased by almost 2,000 hectares over the past day, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry's regional department told Itar-Tass on Monday.
There are 32 forest fires in ten districts of the region, on the total area of 8,002 hectares, 1,874 hectares less than the previous day, according to the reports of the Tomsk air forest guard base.
Nine fires on 2,492 hectares are localized, a press service source said.
One blaze broke out on 30 hectares on Sunday. Forest firefighters extinguished three fires on 2,580 hectares.
The strength of the fire fighting force is increased to 1,602 people. Twenty aircraft are used in the operation, twelve of them of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, including four Be-200 and three Il-76 planes.
There is no threat of blaze spread to residential sites, the source said.
Nevertheless, the high fire hazard situation will remain in many districts of the region.
Due to the complicated weather conditions -- the heat, no rains and the hard fire situation, smoke plumes may spread everywhere in the Tomsk Region. It will be hazy in some areas in the daytime on July 30, the regional emergency department warns.