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NOVOSOBIRSK, June 10. /ITAR-TASS/. Forest fires in the Siberian Federal District are raging in the total area of 1,138 hectares. Over the recent 24 hours, the wildfires spread to the territory of 300 hectares, the Federal Forestry Agency said on Tuesday.
In total, 4,929 fires have burnt 834,100 hectares of woodlands since the season begun.
Five forest fires on the territory of 574 hectares were put out in the Republic of Buryatia, Trans-Baikal Territory and Irkutsk Region.
Taking part in the fire-fighting operations were about 200 specialists of forest protection service and fire-fighting paratroopers, as well as almost 30 fire-fighting machinery units and six planes.
A special fire-prevention regime was imposed in the territory of five districts of the Trans-Baikal Territory, as well as in the Republic of Altai and the Irkutsk Region, one district of Buryatia and eight districts of the Omsk Region.
The emergencies regime is effective on the whole territory of the Trans-Baikal territory, one district of the Republic of Buryatia and the Irkutsk Region.
Negligence and grass-burning of the local population are among the major causes of wildfires in the federal district. The fire danger season in the district has started a month earlier than usually (at the end of March).