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“Information has been received about explosions in gunpowder depots in the Rzhev city district,” emergency services told RIA Novosti.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations later confirmed that the likely cause of the explosions was the spread of fire from a forest fire to nearby warehouses.
As a result of the emergency, no one was injured. “We are building up forces and means to further prevent the spread of fire,” the rescuers said.
The total area of fires in the Sverdlovsk region has reached 20 thousand hectares. The head of the region, Yevgeny Kuyvashev, requested federal assistance. The situation is assessed as critical.
“There is a critical situation with fires in the region. It is exacerbated by the weather. (…) Unfortunately, now our rescuers cannot cope with all the outbreaks on their own, there are too many of them, ”the press service quotes the head of the region.
From tomorrow morning, aircraft of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, helicopters of the Ministry of Defense, the Russian Guard and Aviation Forestry will be used to fight the fire.
Kuyvashev also warned Sverdlovsk citizens about liability and millions of fines for violating fire safety requirements. “Only the first day of the May holidays has passed, and the whole region is already on fire. 20 thousand hectares! The region is a disaster! People have nothing to breathe, they lose their homes. And they’re grilling kebabs. We will receive money from each violator,” the governor said.
The head of the Rezhevsky urban district, Ivan Kartashov, announced the start of the evacuation of the inhabitants of the Pervomaisky village.In the Tyumen region, residents of the village of Ushakov are evacuated due to the threat of natural fire A fire that came from the Sverdlovsk region forced the evacuation of residents of the Tyumen village of Ushakov…
“Temporary accommodation centers accept people. The removal of people by buses and personal transport has been organized,” he said.
The evacuation was also carried out from the village of Mostovoye, the villages of Verkhoturka, Pervomayskaya and Olkhovka near Verkhnyaya Pyshma, gardening associations near Asbest, Degtyarsk, Revda, Berezovsky and Artemovsky.
The head of the Berezovsky urban district, Yevgeny Pistsov, said that the evacuation was also announced in the villages of Ostrovnoye and Zeleny Dol. In this area, a strong wind contributes to the spread of fire, the fire area is growing. A set of volunteers has been announced who could take part in the fight against fire.An eight-year-old girl died in a fire in a private house in the Novosibirsk region The Novosibirsk Investigative Committee opened a criminal case after her death in a fire in the Tatarsky district of the region … 06 May 11:44
“We need the help of volunteers to localize forest fires. The situation is developing in an unfavorable way: the number of outbreaks is increasing, a strong wind contributes to the spread of fire. It is important to prevent a threat to settlements and stop the fire at distant approaches, ”says Pistsov’s post on VKontakte.
Residents of Rezh in social networks report that part of the road to the village is already shrouded in smog. Before the announcement of the evacuation, local residents began to leave their homes. The fires are located in different places, so the authorities do not rule out arson.
Due to heavy smoke, traffic from the 24th to the 46th kilometer of the Verkhnyaya Pyshma-Nevyansk highway is completely blocked. Entry and exit to Mostovskoye and Olkhovka are also blocked.
In addition, traffic restrictions were introduced from the 128th to the 134th kilometer of the Nevyansk-Rezh-Artemovsky-Kilachevskoye highway.
In the Sverdlovsk region, there is an emergency regime. Firefighters believe careless handling of fire was the cause of the fires. The situation is aggravated by warm weather and strong winds. On Sunday, May 7, in the Sverdlovsk region, wind gusts will reach 20 meters per second.
Now more than a thousand specialists are extinguishing the fires. The day before, 16 fires were extinguished on an area of almost 550 hectares.