MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On August 14, as part of a working trip to R. Sakha (Yakutia), representatives of the Government Commission on Emergency Response visited the settlements of Frunze and Yergelekh of the Namsk District, where wildfires are active in their immediate vicinity. More than 800 people and 110 pieces of equipment are involved in extinguishing fires on an area of 19 hectares. Earlier, for the protection of N. of the item. Yergelekh were additionally sent by the rescuers of the Noginsk rescue center of the EMERCOM of Russia.
The head of EMERCOM of Russia Evgeny Zinichev checked the work of the airmobile group of the department.
Regularly, in accordance with the change in the direction of the wind, the department carries out the redeployment of forces and means.
“Thanks to the professional work of rescuers, military men and foresters, it was possible to prevent the transfer of fire to the settlements of the Namsk region. To protect the territory, mineralized strips were laid, plowing was carried out, trenches were erected, and the technology of partial annealing was used to stop the front of a strong fire. Round-the-clock monitoring of the edge of the fire, suppression of small and medium-sized fires is carried out. For several days, about 30 kilometers of the edge of a forest fire have been worked out, ”the Minister noted.
In the near future, depending on weather conditions, an additional departmental Mi-26 helicopter with a spillway will be sent to the area. Unmanned aerial systems are used to monitor the forest fire situation. In addition, there are 3 tank trucks operating at the site of the fire, from which a main line has been laid to the mineralized strip. The airmobile detachment of the Russian Emergencies Ministry will remain in the Namsky region until the threat is completely removed and the situation stabilizes.
As part of his work in the region, E. Zinichev took part in a meeting on the elimination of the consequences of fires and the organization of preventive measures to prevent the spread of fire to settlements under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Trutnev.
According to the Minister, after the opening of the second runway at the Yakutsk airport, additional aviation will be sent to the region to strengthen the air group. Currently, 34 units of aviation equipment are involved in extinguishing. In total, about 5 thousand people and more than 760 people were involved in extinguishing fires in Yakutia. technology.
First Deputy Minister of Emergencies of Russia Alexander Chupriyan will continue to coordinate the work of RSChS forces and means in the region.
“EMERCOM of Russia at the federal level reacts to the situation in Yakutia, directs the necessary forces and means to protect settlements,” added E. Zinichev.
Summing up the results of the meeting, Yu. Trutnev noted that all the forces and means of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, aviation forestry are involved in the elimination of forest fires in Yakutia, local residents and the Ministry of Defense are taking part in the work. “It has always been like this with us when we cope with a disaster with all our might. We must strive to ensure that all risks are gone. Because people are now in a rather difficult situation. I am confident that we will cope with the fire, ”he stressed.
Currently, 172 wildfires are active on the territory of Yakutia, 17 were liquidated per day.
In the settlements of Byas-Kyuel, Tastakh, Kyrykyi, Byariye, Ytyk-Kyuel, Udarnik, Ergelekh, Edey, Orto-Surt, Melzhekhsi and Frunze, specialists from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia are working to expand the mineralized bands and extinguish individual fires. During the day, aviation performed 6 flights and transported 108 specialists. Depending on the weather conditions in terms of the use of aviation EMERCOM of Russia in the Verkhnevilyuysky, Churapchinsky and Namsky regions.
Rospotrebnadzor constantly monitors the content of harmful substances in the air.
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