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Source: Russia – Council of the Federation
The Federation Council Committee on agrarian and food policy online is monitoring the situation with wildfires in the regions, said the Senator.
The Federation Council Committee on agrarian and food policy online is monitoring the situation with wildfires in the regions and the measures taken for their suppression. This was told by a member of the Committee of the Federation Council, the representative of the legislative (representative) body of state power of the Primorsky Krai, Ludmila Talabaeva, Albaiulia Samovarteateret of the legislative (representative) body of state power of the Primorsky territory noted in this regard the work of the Federal Commission for coordination of activities on suppression of forest fires.
“Without coordination of the Federal government, without Federal support to the regions to cope with the elements. The prognosis is poor — the high combustibility of forests in connection abnormally high, record high temperatures,” — said the MP.
Without the coordination of the Federal government, without Federal support to the regions to cope with the elements
Lyudmila Talabaeva pointed out the key role of the Federal Headquarters in ensuring coordination of the activities of all firefighting forces and means, especially in emergency mode. “The federal headquarters is always at the forefront, consists of professionals of the highest level, and in difficult situations takes control of the“ forest special forces ”. Today, the deputy head of Rosleskhoz, Alexander Agafonov, was sent to the Trans-Baikal Territory to coordinate the work of forest fire units in the epicenter of the emergency, ”the senator said. The situation is especially difficult in the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District. Since the beginning of the year, 1,465 forest fires have been recorded in the okrug in an area of 472,446.8 ha; currently, work is underway to actively extinguish 41 fires in an area of 37,226 ha. In the regions of the Siberian Federal District, over the same period, 1,430 fires were recorded on an area of 91,292.6 ha, 34 forest fires with an area of 22,833 ha were extinguished. Today, all fires are extinguished, Lyudmila Talabeva emphasized. “Today, special assistance from the headquarters is required for the Trans-Baikal Territory, where the emergency mode has been announced and has been fighting steppe and forest fires for 2.5 months. According to current data, as of April 30, 18 fires are being extinguished in the region on an area of 29,380 ha. All fire brigades are involved, including 153 fire-fighting FBU Avialesohrana. Among the reasons for the high forest burnability, Lyudmila Talabaeva called the special natural conditions in the Trans-Baikal Territory snowless winters and rainless springs. Also, a unique phenomenon is observed in the territory of the region, such as sublimation of snow, in which the snow disappears without any melting during frost minus 30-50 degrees, so the forest soil is not saturated with moisture. The legislator pointed out another problem of the region, which was named at the meeting Of the President of the Russian Federation on the situation with floods and fires in the regions – a large inter-settlement distance and a large size of the region (42 percent of settlements are not covered by fire cover in the regulatory period). “A large number of warm fires, their high speed pose a threat to settlements and forests of the region. In this regard, the fire protection cover of the region requires the maximum concentration of all fire fighting forces and means according to a single plan, the allocation of additional financing in the amount of 3.8 billion rubles and the additional purchase of 500 pieces of equipment, ”the parliamentarian said.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation from Russian Language to English.