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SK started checking due to forest fires in two districts of Yugra

Investigators began checking on forest fires in two regions of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district, which could spread from smoldering after the liquidation of fires, informs regional investigatory management SK the Russian Federation.

According to authorities, since the beginning of fire season in our region was 210 forest fires with a total area of 20.5 thousand hectares. For comparison, in 2019 at this date the total area of natural fires in Ugra was 11 times less. While 90% of fires occurred due to lightning, in the rest of the fires brought the human factor.

On Tuesday, the Governor of the region Natalia Komarova has entered a state of emergency in the forests of the Autonomous region, two days later to assess the situation in Ugra arrived the Minister of emergency situations Evgeny Senichev and the head of the Ministry Dmitry Kobylkin, who noted that the situation in Yugra "difficult but manageable". Senichev urged tougher to treat the violators of the fire safety requirements.

It was said that from-for fires affecting more than 1.4 thousand hectares of forest in the areas adjacent to the cities of Yugorsk, Soviet and Uray.

Investigators are checking the correctness, completeness and timeliness of the actions of specialists who are responsible for taking measures to prevent the ignition and spread of fire as well as extinguishing forest fires, added the Agency.