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In the Volgograd region has established a special fire-prevention mode

Night monitoring fires set in the Volgograd region on the background of a series of fires that threatened human settlements in the region, told reporters the Governor of the region Andrey Bocharov after a meeting of the operational headquarters.

Earlier it was reported that in the village Knyazhenskaya 2 of the Mikhailovsky district of the Volgograd region on fire the wheat field. Then the fire spread to 10 houses. All in the village are about 50 houses in which they live 84 people. Affected by fire no residents were evacuated. According to the MOE, burned down one house, two houses and 11 outbuildings. To extinguish the fire were attracted by the helicopter Mi-8 of EMERCOM of Russia. The fire at 21.00 local time (20.00 MSK) localized.

Also Wednesday, the regional Directorate of the emergencies Ministry reported that in Olkhovsky district there was a forest fire created a threat to the two settlements Lipovka and Berries.

On the site of the fires interdepartmental operational headquarters in Lipovka arrived the head of the region.

According to Bocharova, in the territory of the Volgograd region in recent days, the weather was hot - over 40 degrees - which is accompanied by a strong wind that increases the risk of wildfires. The head of the region noted that the environment in the region the fire occurred in the five boroughs, and thanks to the professional actions of the fire managed to avoid casualties and much damage, the fire went into the village.

"Now at night is an additional challenge: all the municipalities of the Volgograd region mode caroliana nominated by the professional firefighters, and members of the administration, activists created groups that enforce this caroliana" - said Bocharov.

According to him, the way this night is through, a decision will be made on the application of the aircraft – the plane EMERCOM of Russia is ready to depart from Moscow at any time if necessary. Bocharov noted that the cause of the fire near the village of Knyazhenskoe 2 were investigated.