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NOVOSIBIRSK, May 06. /ITAR-TASS/. About 160 forest fires on a total area of 37,700 hectares were put out in Siberia over the last 24 hours. Now, more than 122,000 hectares are raging in seven regions of the Federal District, of them 116,300 hectares in the Trans-Baikal territory, the press service of the Siberian Federal District’s Forestry Department said on Tuesday.
More than 2,000 specialists of the forest protection service and paratroopers are mobilized for the fire-fighting operations, as well as 402 fire-fighting machinery units and 31 aircraft were involved in the activities of the kind.
Careless handling of fire and grass-firing are among the major causes of wildfires.
Currently, wood fires are raging in the republics of Buryatia, Tuva, Khakassia, Trans-Baikal and Krasnoyarsk territories, as well as in the Irkutsk and Omsk regions.
A special fire-protection regime was imposed in Chita and four districts of the Trans-Baikal territory, in three districts of the Omsk region, one region of the Republic of Buryatia, and on the entire territories of the Irkutsk and Kemerovo regions.
The emergency situation regime was imposed across the whole territories of the Trans-Baikal territory and the Republic of Buryatia, as well as in one of the districts of the Irkutsk region.