MOSCOW, August 24. /TASS/. Firefighters have saved residential areas in Russia’s Ryazan Region from wildfires, Emergencies Minister Alexander Kurenkov said on Wednesday.
"Prompt measures and the well-coordinated work of aircraft and ground forces stopped the blazes from spreading. There is currently no danger to residential areas," he noted at a meeting on combating wildfires, chaired by President Vladimir Putin.
The emergencies minister pointed out that two settlements had been partially evacuated for safety reasons.