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CHITA, on may 30. /Offset. TASS Ilya Barinov/. The area of natural fires in the Transbaikal region per day increased more than doubled – from 1.2 thousand to 2.7 thousand hectares, said Tuesday the press service of the regional Ministry of environment.

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“As of Monday morning, in the region there are nine forest fires on a total area of 1.3 thousand hectares, four of the fire is localized on 288,5 ha . in addition, in the lands of the defense Ministry, there are two forest fire area of 40 hectares, one fire is localized on 1 thousand hectares of the Threat to the settlements” – said the Agency.

The main cause of fires, according to the regional Ministry, is the human factor, the growth in the area of fires is observed due to the increase in daily temperatures and strong winds.

At the moment the fire extinguish 447 people, including 160 paratroopers involved 78 units.

Last week, the situation with forest fires has escalated in several regions of Siberia. In the Krasnoyarsk region and the Irkutsk region there were fires in 10 communities. The fire destroyed 179 houses, inhabited by 720 people, six economic facilities and 15 non-residential buildings in the Krasnoyarsk territory as a result of fires killed three people.

In Zabaykalsky Krai the mode of limiting the stay of citizens in woods and entrance to the transport.