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IRKUTSK, may 18. /TASS/. The main hot spots of forest fires is fixed in the Irkutsk region and Buryatia, where the background of the steady warm weather before putting out the fire on a total area more than 400 hectares. According to regional authorities, now on both sides of lake Baikal’re fighting two forest fires with total area of 27 hectares.

“For the last day in Irkutsk region eliminated 11 forest fires, including nine newly registered. The total area of those sites was 241 hectares covered by forest, non-forest and 12 ha. Three fire extinguished in Zalarinskiy district, one in Zima, Usolye, Irkutsk, Bratsk, Ust-Ilim, Nizhneudinsk, Tulun and Kuitun regions”, – said the press service of the government of Irkutsk region. In the current state the current day has passed one fire on the area of 10 hectares in Usolsky district .

According to the national forestry Agency, in Buryatia during the last day work was carried out to extinguish six fires in the Barguzinsky, eravninskiy, kubanska, Baikal, Tarbagatai, horinskom areas. Of them, as of Friday morning, eliminated five fires. Remains a localized lesion in the eravninskiy district on the area of 17 hectares.

Just a day on fire fighting in the two regions were involved about 300 people, including forest protection, fire-jumpers, the forest users and volunteers, and around 80 units of forest fire equipment.