The snow put out wildfires in the North of Irkutsk region
Moscow. August 31. INTERFAX.RU — on Thursday morning, in the Irkutsk region there is no existing natural fires, have informed Agency “Interfax” the press service of the regional government.
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“According to the regional dispatching service for the past day extinguished all the fires were under observation in the zone of space monitoring in the Katanga district (the most Northern in the region — if). The situation continues to be monitored today five aircraft will be involved in monitoring the forest fire situation in the region”, — said the press officer.
As explained to Agency in the Irkutsk Department of Hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring, in the Katanga district of snow fell.
“The snow is gone, but snow cover was not installed — everything melted. However, heavy rainfall could put out forest fires,” — said the head of Department of forecasts of Irkutsk hydrometeorological centre Vladimir Gontar.
Earlier it was reported that on the morning of Wednesday, the region had 11 of natural fires on a total area of 134, 5 thousand hectares, all in the area of space monitoring in the Katanga district. In the areas of land and air force and other areas of the region, all fire was extinguished.