The helicopter of the Ministry of Emergency Situations extinguished a fire in a garden partnership near Kurgan

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A helicopter from the Ministry of Emergency Situations took part in the elimination of the fire in the garden association “KMZ-4” near Kurgan. This was announced on Sunday, May 2, at the press service of the department for the region.

“At 19.32 (17:32 Moscow time), the elimination of open burning was announced at the fire. 111 people and 45 pieces of equipment were involved in it, including the aviation of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia – the MI 8 helicopter, ”the message says.

The department noted that the aircraft arrived on the territory of the Trans-Urals during the May holidays to assist in the elimination of forest fires. With the help of a spillway device, 125 tons of water was dropped by the helicopter crew on the areas of intense combustion, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

The fire, which occurred due to the burning of abandoned country houses and dry vegetation in the garden partnership “KMZ-4”, was localized by 16:13 on an area of ​​9 hectares, the press service noted. The fire was later extinguished.

On May 1, a fire broke out in Kurgan, as a result of which seven houses burned down on an area of ​​1.7 thousand square meters. 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 about 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.

On April 30, it became known that forest patrols would be intensified on the territory of the Tambov region during the May holidays. The measures are aimed at preventing fires, the regional administration said. It is noted that control will be carried out by special mobile groups, which include state inspectors of forestries, employees of forestry enterprises, police and the Ministry of Emergency Situations.