Russian sappers demine in recaptured Aleppo districts more than 24 hectaresMilitary & Defense December 11, 15:09
Explosion in Cairo’s cathedral complex leaves 25 killed, 50 injured - televisionWorld December 11, 15:06
Putin offer condolences to Erdogan after Istanbul terrorist attackRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 11, 15:04
Putin offers condolences to Nigeria’s leader following terrorist attack in MadagaliRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 11, 15:03
Erdogan cancels visit to Kazakhstan due to Istanbul terrorist attack - newspaperWorld December 11, 11:15
The deal of buying Rosneft's 19.5% stock is outside sanctions - sourceBusiness & Economy December 11, 11:12
Syrian military supported by the Russian aircraft repel IS attacks near PalmyraWorld December 11, 11:10
Five people die in fire in Tatarstan-emergencies ministrySociety & Culture December 11, 11:04
Turkey declares one day of national mourning over Istanbul terrorist attackWorld December 11, 7:10
CHITA, May 13. /TASS/. The area of wildfires in Russia’s Trans-Baikal region has grown by 1,500 hectares over the past 24 hours reaching 12,700 hectares, the region’s state forest service said on Friday.
"As of 8am local time (2am Moscow Time) there are 31 forest fires with a total area of 12,700 hectares in Trans-Baikal territory. Of these, more than 10,000 hectares are covered with forests. Seven fires covering the area of 4,400 hectares have been localized," it said.
Wildfires in 12 districts of Trans-Baikal territory are extinguished by 621 people, among them 96 parachutists who are firefighters of the state-run Chita air base and 73 paratroopers. In addition to this, firefighting efforts involve aircraft and 100 pieces of equipment.
Earlier reports said that the emergency situation regime had been imposed in the forests of Trans-Baikal territory because of dry windy weather and high temperatures.
In 2015, forest fires in the region began in March, firefighters were able to extinguish them only in August. They destroyed 174 houses, 562 people were made homeless, 48 were injured and 10 died.