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In the Tver region, a Mi-8 helicopter of the Leningrad Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District took part in extinguishing a burning forest floor near the village of Khotilovo (Bologovsky District).

To extinguish the fire, the crew of a helicopter with a spillway on an external sling flew from the Pushkin airfield (St. Petersburg) to the airfield of the fighter aviation regiment, having covered more than 300 km.

In total, there were 20 discharges of water with a total weight of more than 50 tons. At the moment, the helicopter is ready for a second flight.

On June 22, in the Bologovsky district of the Tver region, due to the abnormal heat, a forest litter caught fire over a large area.

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