The area of forest fires in Russia has increased to almost 40 thousand hectares, reports TASS.
As noted, the fire appeared in ten regions of the country. Elimination of fire involved more than two thousand people, 430 pieces of equipment and 24 aircraft. Over the past day managed to put out 37 fires on an area of 470 hectares.
We will remind, on the eve of the firefighters managed to stop the spread of fire in the border with Kazakhstan in Orenburg region. Wildfires covered an area of 20 hectares and crept close to the suburbs of Novotroitsk.