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Army aviation of the Central Military District is involved in extinguishing a wildfire in a hard-to-reach area in the Talitsky District of the Sverdlovsk Region.

In the course of the aerial reconnaissance, 15 hotbeds of dry grass burning were identified on a total area of ​​550 hectares. To fight the fire, two Mi-8 helicopters with VSU-5 spillways with a capacity of up to 5 tons were taken into the air. The helicopter crews performed about 20 sorties, dropping a total of more than 70 tons of water onto the fires.

The regional control center of the headquarters of the Central Military District conducts round-the-clock monitoring of the forest fire situation within the boundaries of the responsibility of the military district.

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