The authorities of Yugra called the total area of forest fires in 2020

The total area of forest fires in 2020 in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district exceeded 38 thousand hectares, currently operates 30 lesions on an area of over 10 thousand hectares, said on Monday on the website of the regional government.

"There are 30 forest fires on the territory of Berezovsky, Konda, Maximalism, October, Samarskogo, Soviet and Urai forestry with an area of 10.2 thousand hectares, of them are localized seven... since the beginning of the fire season in our region was 326 forest fires with a total area of 38.7 thousand hectares", - reported the regional authorities.

The total area of natural fires in Ugra in the current year more than 12 times fixed by the end of July 2019. According to the government of KHMAO, in most cases the causes of forest fires are lightning discharges, only 20 fires occurred due to violations of the people rules security.

Previously, the region was visited by the head EMERCOM of Russia Evgeny Senichev and the head of the Ministry Dmitry Kobylkin. They, in particular, overflew the Soviet district, where the situation with wildfires was the most difficult. So, Senichev urged tougher to treat violators of fire safety requirements, and Kobylkin noted that the situation in Yugra "difficult but manageable".

The Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova in mid-July introduced a state of emergency of regional character in the woods of the Autonomous Okrug. Later she stressed that the involvement of forces and means of the Federal center or from other regions of the Russian Federation for fighting forest fires in Ugra is not required.