Moscow: A picture of a fierce fire has emerged from the forests of Russia. The team of fire fighters is engaged in extinguishing the fire. So far the fire has not been controlled. The smoke of forest fires has recently reached the capital Moscow. Russia’s emergency minister said on Thursday that more than 9,000 firefighters had been dispatched to prevent the spread of wildfires in the Ryazan region.
The Ryazan region is a wildfire zone, emergency officials told TASS on Thursday. It has grown to about 15,000 hectares in the north-west along the border with the Moscow region.
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An emergency official said, “The area burned by forest fires in the Ryazan region has increased from 3,000 hectares to about 15,000 hectares in the past few days, and six forest fires are still active, but those wildfires are for those areas. There’s no danger.”
The first fire broke out in the forest of the Ryazan region on August 7, after which the forest was engulfed in flames a day later. On 17 August, burning smell and smoke caused by fires in the region were first reported in Moscow and some other areas of the Central Federal District. A state of emergency is in force in the Ryazan region. Emergency services believe tourists are the main cause of the fire. Tourists will not light the bonfire after the camp.
Tags: forest fire, International news, Russia
First Published: 26 August 2022, 10:03 IST