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In connection with the deterioration of the situation with natural fires in Yakutia, by decision of the head of the EMERCOM of Russia Yevgeny Zinichev, two additional Be-200 EMERCOM amphibious aircraft of the EMERCOM of Russia were sent to extinguish.

During the day, an aircraft from the Krasnoyarsk Integrated Aviation Rescue Center will arrive in Mirny, and the second plane from the Southern Aviation Rescue Center is expected to arrive from Rostov-on-Don.

Currently, the region continues to extinguish wildfires.

A difficult situation persists on the territory of Vilyui, Verkhnevilyuisky, Mirninsky, Gorny, Kobyaysky, Nyurbinsky, Olekminsky, Oymyakonsky, Ust-Maisky, Tomponsky, Tattinsky, Khangalassky and Suntarsky regions, where 187 foci of wildfires were registered. To protect settlements, an airmobile group of specialists from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia is involved.

All necessary measures are being taken to stabilize the situation. Plowing of the earth, expansion of mineralized strips and extinguishing of fires is carried out around the clock.

Due to ongoing wildfires, 51 settlements and the city of Yakutsk are in a smoke zone. Specialists carry out continuous air monitoring. The Rospotrebnadzor Administration for the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Yakutsk Hydrometeorological Service continue laboratory monitoring of the content of chemicals in the atmospheric air of populated areas. In Yakutsk, because of the northwestern wind, smoke from the fires comes from the side of the Gorny Ulus. A fire is being extinguished near Magaras there.

Over 2.2 thousand people and more than 270 pieces of equipment are involved in extinguishing fires in Yakutia. Aviation works.

In order to reduce the adverse health effects of combustion products during smoke, the Russian Emergencies Ministry recommends that citizens minimize being outdoors or use protective masks. It is necessary to limit physical activity and drink more water. To prevent the penetration of smoke into the premises, close windows and doors tightly, close the gaps between doors and windows with a damp cloth, in the absence of tightness of windows and doors, make curtains of damp cloth. Persons with chronic diseases of the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, it is necessary to strictly follow the recommendations of doctors, do not forget to take medications, in case of exacerbation of diseases – immediately consult a doctor.

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