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The cause of the fire in the Khingan reserve of the Amur region could be arson - MNREP

The Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, in cooperation with law enforcement agencies, intends to establish the causes of a large natural fire that swept through the weekend the territory of the Khingan reserve in the Amur region, the ministry said. The area of ​​fire exceeded 10 thousand hectares with a total area of ​​the protection zone 27 thousand hectares.

It is reported that the head of the Minister Sergey Donskoy instructed the relevant department of the department to organize interaction with law enforcement agencies, since “the cause of the fire was most likely a deliberate arson.”

On Monday, the inter-district environmental prosecutor's office began a check on the fact of the untimely taking of measures to organize fire extinguishing by the management of the reserve. Also, it is checking the management of Rospriorodnadzor in the region.

The management of the Khingan Nature Reserve reported that the extinguishing took place under its control. As reported, the situation was complicated by a strong wind directed deep into the territory of the reserve. “Thanks to the well-coordinated work of the security department, it was possible to prevent the spread of fire in the rails located in the middle of the marshes. The fire brigade and the leskhoz officers who arrived later provided all possible assistance in the final elimination of the fire, ”the press release says. The fire destroyed the dry grass vegetation, the animals were not injured.

According to the information of the Amur Civil Protection and Fire Safety Center, the fire was recorded on October 28 by the space monitoring system. 56 people and 15 units of equipment were involved in the extinction. The quenching took more than 24 hours.

The Khingansky State Nature Reserve was established in the 1963 year in the extreme southeast of the Amur Region within the Arkharin lowland and the spurs of the Lesser Khingan range. Total area - 970 square. km