No major fires in Siberia, 19 wildfires put out Thur

KRASNOYARSK, July 8 (Itar-Tass) — There are no more major fires in Siberia, 19 spots of wildfires were liquidated on Thursday at an area of about 1.5 thousand hectares, the press service of the Siberian regional emergencies centre told Itar-Tass.

On Friday morning, the region was affected by 10 fires at an area of 455.7 hectares. Of these, five forest fires were localised at an area of 234.5 hectares.

The main cause of the fires is dry thunderstorms.

Despite the improvement of the situation, fire inspectors and foresters continue to struggle now against violators of forest fire safety requirements. On Thursday, they conducted 278 raids to identify such violators. In order to limit people’s access to forests and monitor the situation they have set up 746 mobile and stationary posts.

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