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In Ugra introduced a state of emergency in the forests due to wildfires

A state of emergency imposed a regional nature in the forests of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district, which operates 26 natural fires on the area of 9.5 thousand hectares, according to the Department of public and foreign relations of Ugra.

The corresponding decree, as is emphasized in the message of the authorities of the region, was signed by the Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova.

"In accordance with a document mode of an emergency situation of regional character is entered in the forests located within the boundaries of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra, today, July 14. Set a regional level of response", - reported in Department.

In addition, the Ministry clarified that the County government adopted the decision on allocation from reserve Fund of about 52 million rubles for subsoil use Department of natural resources Yugra to pay rent of helicopters to transport forces and means, as well as forest fires.

According to relevant information of the regional authorities, is currently in Yugra 26 forest fires on the area of 9.47 thousand hectares. Since the beginning of the fire season in our region was 196 forest fires on a total area of 14.6 thousand hectares. For comparison, a year ago in mid-July in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous area of natural fires in the County was almost nine times less.

According to the head of the region, in the elimination of active forest fires involve about 600 people and 20 pieces of equipment. She noted that in 90% of cases the cause of fires steel weather phenomena, in others - careless handling of people with fire.