MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On behalf of the head of the EMERCOM of Russia, Evgeny Zinichev, a working group of the EMERCOM of Russia arrived in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to coordinate work on extinguishing wildfires. Deputy Ministers – Ilya Denisov and Viktor Nichiporchuk immediately after arrival held a meeting with the leadership of the region and representatives of the RSChS subsystem.
“Despite the difficult situation, thanks to the coordinated actions of firefighters, rescuers, forestry services, military, volunteers and local residents, fire was not allowed to enter settlements in Yakutia. I want to emphasize that firefighters move from region to region within two months, and the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s aviation has drained about 4.5 thousand tons of water in order to minimize the consequences of the fire element and prevent tragic consequences. At the moment, the situation is gradually stabilizing, “- said I. Denisov at the meeting.
Then the deputy ministers will go to the regions of the republic where they will check the work of the airmobile groups of the Russian Emergencies Ministry to extinguish fires and provide assistance to the population.
On the territory of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) there are 251 natural fires on the total area covered by fire of 1,536,760.7 ha, of which 1,323,265.6 ha are forest, 213,495.1 ha are non-forest. The active combustion area is 2,305.14 ha.
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