In Yakutia during the day, burnt more than 500 hectares of forest

KHABAROVSK, 21 Sep RIA Novosti. More than 500 hectares of forest burned per day in Yakutia, where on Tuesday 15 raging forest fires, according to Department of a forestry on DFO.

“In the past day in the far Eastern Federal district burned 15 forest fires in Yakutia. The total area passed by fire for days, amounted to 519 acres. By Wednesday extinguished six fires. Of the nine remaining pockets three localized”, stated in the message.

It is clarified that in other far Eastern regions forest fires are not registered.

With the beginning of the fire period of the current year within the County arose of 1.17 thousand forest fires on the area of 661,4 thousand hectares. Over the same period in 2015 in the district had was 1.22 thousand forest fires on the area of 292 thousand hectares.