No wildfires in central Russia – emergencies centre

MOSCOW, July 23 (Itar-Tass) — No wildfires are reported in central Russian regions, a spokesman for the regional emergencies centre told Itar-Tass on Saturday.

According to the spokesman, four wildfires, including a peat bog fire, on an overall are of 0.88 hectares were reported in the Central federal district, all of them have been extinguished.

In all, a total of 962 wildfires on an area of 573 hectares were registered in central Russia in 2011. “The figure is more than free-fold less than in 2010, the fire area was by 11.28 times less,” the spokesman said.

Last year’s wildfires hit central Russian regions most.

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