July 28. In the Rostov region for extinguishing fires brought air tanker Il-76. First, there there was only grass, now burned about one and a half thousand hectares of forest. In the fight with fire involved additional forces rescuers from other regions. But the weather forecasts are still not comforting: the thermometer in the coming days can overcome the mark of 42 degrees.
Armed with a backpack with water and spray, Sergey Vysotsky already the third day of the fighting of forest fires. Such volunteers in the Rostov region ten. People selflessly help the residents of the village Lobachev to protect the town from stealing fire.
Operational reports Rostov emergency management today is akin to the reports of the military data are constantly changing. Residents of surrounding villages and hamlets are seriously concerned about — judging by these pillars of smoke, the element is raging just a few miles from their homes.
To avoid last year’s tragedies when in different regions of Russia due to natural fires burned entire villages, Pridonye to fight fire thrown all the strength, and even attracted additional — from Kalmykia and the Volgograd region. To overcome the element of trying to over 500 people and a hundred pieces of equipment, including aviation.
Complicating the situation is constantly changing wind gusts of flame he pushes in one direction and then in another direction. Where fire can eliminate, after some time it flares up again.
These artificial forest dwellers don called the \»lungs of the region.\» Trees Rostov steppe began to replant another 80 years ago. Today people are trying to save them, but the green arrays disappear into the fire literally on the eyes. The rain now would be very useful, but weather forecasts are disappointing — steady heat (in the shadow of + 38 degrees) in the field will last at least another two weeks.