Dry grass and abandoned dachas caught fire in the suburb of Kurgan

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Dry grass and abandoned dachas burn in the suburb of Kurgan on an area of ​​1.5 thousand square meters. m, the press service of the regional EMERCOM of the Russian Federation reported on May 2.

“At present, abandoned country houses in the KMZ-4 horticultural non-profit partnership (SNT) and dry vegetation along the front of 1,500 square meters are burning. m. The spread of fire is facilitated by strong gusts of wind, reaching 19 m / s, “- leads TASS statement of the Ministry of Emergencies.

Currently, 79 people and 26 pieces of equipment are involved in extinguishing the fire. The issue of attracting to extinguishing the fire of the Mi-8 helicopter EMERCOM of Russia, located on the territory of the Kurgan region during the May holidays, is being resolved to assist in extinguishing landscape fires.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations noted that there is no threat of fire spreading from burning garden buildings to the nearby construction market at the moment.

The day before, a fire broke out in Kurgan, as a result of which seven houses on an area of ​​1.7 thousand square meters burned down. m. Strong wind contributed to the rapid spread of the fire. No casualties were reported.

On May 2, the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, Roman Vilfand, warned of the risk of fires in a number of Russian regions in the coming days, in particular in the Kurgan region. The expert named the warm weather and lack of precipitation in March and April as the reason for maintaining the high fire hazard class.