In Yakutia burns more than 1.1 thousand hectares of forest

KHABAROVSK, 22 Sep — RIA Novosti. Seven forest fires on the area more than 1.15 thousand hectares was on Thursday on the territory of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), according to the Department of forest relations of the region.

On Wednesday, the area of fires in the Republic amounted to one thousand hectares. Yakutia is the only region of the Far East, where it is currently burning forests.

“On the morning of 22 September, on the territory of Yakutia was seven forest fires on a total area of 1,153 thousand hectares. Four of them fire localized”, — stated in the message.

It is noted that among localized fires one large on the area of 990 acres in the Mirny district.

In Yakutia from the beginning of the fire season was 154 forest fire on a total area of 14,173 thousand hectares. Last year on this date it was 224 a forest fire on a total area of 26,324 thousand hectares.