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Within the framework of a working visit to the Republic of Karelia, the head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, Evgeny Zinichev, together with the head of the region, Artur Parfenchikov, flew over the territories affected by wildfires.

Currently, there are 39 hotbeds of natural fires in the region on an active combustion area of ​​31.5 hectares (the total area of ​​fires, including those covered by fire, is 5,994.42 hectares). To date, 14 foci have been localized.

After the flight, the Minister checked the work of forces and means to protect settlements and economic facilities. E. Zinichev arrived in the settlement. Naystenjärvi, Suojärvi district, near which a natural fire is active, with an active burning area of ​​4.5 hectares. EMERCOM of Russia employees carry out a set of measures to prevent the spread of fire. The redeployment of forces and means is carried out on a regular basis in connection with a change in the direction of the wind.

As the head of the EMERCOM of Russia noted, the threat of a transfer of fire to settlements has been removed. “At the same time, fires that are in the vicinity should be kept under control and, if necessary, the number of equipment and personnel should be increased. Make every effort to protect the population. Once again, I draw your attention to the cover of the settlements ”, – ordered E. Zinichev.

Aviation is working at the site of the fire, 40 water discharges with a volume of 140 tons have already been carried out. Aviation continues to work. Unmanned aerial systems are used to monitor the forest fire situation. In addition, there are 3 fire trains operating at the site of the fire, from which a main line has been laid to the mineralized strip. Experts continue to expand the mineralized bands. In temporary accommodation centers, psychologists of the emergency department work with the population.

Currently, 765 people and 153 pieces of equipment are involved in extinguishing fires. Of these, from the EMERCOM of Russia – 252 people and 41 units. equipment, including 100 people from the airmobile group of the Nevsky Rescue Center of the EMERCOM of Russia.

The Minister stressed that the forces and means of the Russian Emergencies Ministry to protect us. points are enough. The airmobile detachment of the department will be located in the Suoyarvi district until the threat is removed and the situation stabilizes. To eliminate forest fires, Rosleskhoz will continue to build up its grouping.

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