29 Apr 2020 09:10

Forests burning on over 60,000 hectares in Russia

MOSCOW. April 29 (Interfax) - Over 90 forest fires are burning in Russia across more than 60,000 hectares, the Avialesokhrana federal agency said in a statement on Wednesday.

"As of 12:00 a.m. Moscow time on April 29, 2020, 92 forest fires were being extinguished in Russia across 60,893 hectares," the statement said.

Most fires were being fought in the Transbaikal Territory (24,418 hectares). According to Avialesokhrana, 94 forest fires were put out across 22,128 hectares over the past day.

Forest fires were extinguished in the Kaliningrad, Pskov, Moscow, Smolensk, Amur, Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Tyumen, Sverdlovsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk and Tomsk regions, the Republics of Buryatia, Khakassia and Altai, and the Primorye, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk and Transbaikal Territories, the statement said.