Vladivostok covered with smoke from forest fires in Primorye and China

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Smog and the smell of burning from wildfires in the province and in the border regions of China enveloped Vladivostok. It is expected that the wind will disperse the smoke on Thursday, said on Wednesday, April 21, Primhydromet specialist Viktor Chulkov.

“In the morning, forest protection specialists reported that 146 hot spots were recorded in the region as of the morning, the nearest (to Vladivostok – Ed.) Fires are in the Nadezhdinsky region, in Barabash, they are very close to the city, across the bay. Vladivostok is suffused with smoke, there is a smell of burning, the wind is now weak in the city, nothing is blown out, ”TASS quotes him as saying.

Chulkov noted that on Thursday the nature of the weather will change, and the wind from the sea and higher humidity will make it easier to breathe.

People with diseases of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, as well as with chronic diseases, are advised to be careful, do not open windows, and wear a mask outside.

In the Primorsky Territory, in the period from April 14 to April 16, the fourth fire hazard class was declared. This indicates that the risk of fire is very high. We are talking about the situation that is developing in the Pogranichny and Oktyabrsky districts.

On April 13, it was reported that just the day before, 20 forest fires were extinguished, their total area exceeding 500 hectares.