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In Ugra localized natural fire in the area of the two cities

A large forest fire that occurred near two neighboring cities and the Soviet Yugorsk in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district, localized, said on Saturday the regional emergency Department.

On the morning of Tuesday, the Agency reported that about hundreds of natural rescuers liquidated the fire area of 20 hectares, which spread towards the town of Yugorsk and the Soviet.

Situation with forest fire near the Ugra and the Soviet, informed interested investigators that are checking on this fact. In addition, on Thursday to assess the situation, including in the above mentioned localities, in the region there arrived the Minister of emergency situations Evgeny Senichev and the head of the Ministry Dmitry Kobylkin. Senichev, in particular, called for harder to treat violators of the fire safety requirements.

The Governor of KHMAO Natalia Komarova, introduced Tuesday a state of emergency of regional character in the woods of the Autonomous Okrug. The area of forest fire in the area exceeds 13 thousand hectares, and in total since the beginning of fire season in the region it is close to 23 thousand hectares. For comparison, a year ago in mid-July the area of natural fires in Ugra were 12 times less.

Komarov was the TV channel "Russia 24" on Friday stressed that the involvement of forces and means from the Federal centre or from other regions of the Russian Federation for fighting forest fires in Ugra is not required. According to the authorities of the district, 90% of fires occurred due to lightning, in other cases, the fires brought the human factor.