Title for Episode VIII of world’s famous saga ‘Star Wars’ revealedSociety & Culture January 23, 21:19
Russia’s chief negotiator: Astana format gives hope for new level in negotiating processRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 23, 20:52
Astana talks focusing on mechanism of Syria ceasefire observance — oppositionWorld January 23, 20:23
Russia and Turkey hit Islamic State targets near al-Bab in Aleppo provinceWorld January 23, 20:06
Russia’s 4th Yasen-class submarine completes hydraulic testsMilitary & Defense January 23, 18:56
Arctic airport in search for investorsBusiness & Economy January 23, 18:50
Rosneft begins Arctic shelf’s seismological exploration from 2017Business & Economy January 23, 18:38
Tesla takes the lead in sales of electric cars in Russia in 2016Business & Economy January 23, 18:18
Politician says European-style reforms to degrade Ukraine’s economyWorld January 23, 18:16
TYUMEN, August 1 (Itar-Tass) — Firemen from Russia’s Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area have managed to drastically improve the situation with wildfires in the region. According to the regional emergencies ministry’s department, five woodland fires are fixed there at the moment, and two of them have been localized.
There is no danger to local settlements. Meanwhile, 18 wildfires engulfing an area of 1,641 hectares, were fixed in the autonomous area on Tuesday. Ten wildfires covering an area of 1,321 hectares were localized by Tuesday evening, the deputy director of the regional department for natural resources, Alexander Shilov, said.
He said five fires are currently registered in three districts. They don’t pose any threat to local settlements and economic facilities, the official said. A total of 1,133 specialists combat the blaze in the region. Aircraft took off nine times on Tuesday.
All in all, over 1,300 wildfires covering an area of more than 105,000 hectares have been fixed in forests of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area this year.