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Mari El paratroopers to help extinguish forest fires in Chukotka
In Chukotka, in order to extinguish forest fires, we have increased the grouping of forces and means of the aviation base of forest protection. 12 manned paratrooper firemen arrived in the region from the Republic of Mari El. In the near future they should go to the Bilibinsky district.
The Chukotka authorities have asked for help from the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia, the head of the Rosleskhoz, Ivan Valentik, to assist in attracting additional forces to extinguish fires. According to the press service of the government of Chukotka, now in the area of the villages Markovo of the Anadyr district and Omolon of the Bilibinsky district there is an emergency - the fifth class of fire danger. The rest of the forest fund has a fourth hazard class.
Since the beginning of the fire-hazardous season, 13 forest fires with an area larger than 13 thousand hectares have been registered in the region. Eliminated failed 11 fires. 30 people are involved in extinguishing.