Forest fires in the Sverdlovsk and Tyumen regions no longer threaten settlements. This was reported to RIA Novosti on Wednesday, May 10, in the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
“In the Tyumen and Sverdlovsk regions, the threat to settlements from forest fires has been removed,” the press service told the agency. As noted in the department, more than 100 patrol groups are sent daily to monitor the fire situation and preventive measures with the population. In case of an emergency, 11 temporary accommodation centers with a total capacity of 1.5 thousand people are on standby. Put out in the bud: who will be responsible for the fires in the Tyumen and Kurgan regions Large-scale fires in the Sverdlovsk region began on April 25. According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the fire quickly spread in the village of Sosva, where a fire broke out, and affected many other settlements due to strong gusts of wind and a large amount of dry vegetation. As of May 8, the area of forest fires in the Sverdlovsk region increased to 54.1 thousand hectares. This is almost twice as many as the day before, on May 7. Local authorities requested federal assistance on May 6, calling the fire situation critical. On May 9, the department of the forest complex of the Tyumen region reported 17 active fires, three of them were localized. Also on May 7, Governor Alexander Moor introduced a state of emergency throughout the region. Visiting forests in the area is prohibited. Natural fires in the Tyumen region have already destroyed more than 124 buildings in two settlements and three SNT.