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Smoke from forest fires delays the Irkutsk Region

Smoke from forest fires delays the Irkutsk Region
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The Ministry of Emergency Situations warned of the possible smoke of cities and towns in the Irkutsk region. There are more 20 forest fires in the region, seven of them registered within a radius of five km from the settlements.

People’s lives and property are not threatened by fires, but strong winds can bring smoke to Irkutsk, Angarsk, Shelekhov, Usolye-Sibirskoe. According to the press service of the department, the forest burns in the Angarsk district, near Savateevka, in Kachugsky - five km from Korsukovo, in Tulunsky - near the Buslayka village, and also three km from the village of Khadary of the Usolsky district. In the Shelekhovsky district, two fires are active near the villages of Moty and Trudny, another one registered near Moto-Bodara of the Cheremhovsky district.

The Emergency Situations Ministry noted that the rescuers took into account all possible options for the development of each forest fire and its consequences, including the direction of the smoke cloud. On the basis of the forecasts made, the department notifies the municipalities and the population.
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