Top 5 Dangerous Myths About Fires

About 100,000 hectares of forest are burned every year in Russia. Photo: Evgeny SOFRONEV / TASS About 100,000 hectares of forest are burned every year in Russia. This is not just a myth, but the truth, and bitter. Imagine: a small private house in the village burned down. Suffering? Even some! What if a hectare … Read more

The Far East is preparing for the fire season, taking into account the experience of catastrophic fires in Yakutia in 2021 – EastRussia |

In 2021, Russia faced an unprecedented magnitude of forest fires – more than 17 million hectares of forest were burned, six of them in Yakutia. In the Far East, 34 houses were destroyed by fire in the village of Byas-Kyuyol, the Lena Pillars nature reserve was set on fire on 12 August, the air pollution … Read more

“During the dirt, we walk in groups”: firefighters say how they extinguished large forest fires in the Samara area

Firefighters risk their lives every day to save others. A photograph: Provided by “Komsomolskaya Pravda” On April 30, Russia celebrates Fire Protection Day. Traditionally, on this important day, firefighters and rescuers are congratulated who risk their lives to save people. KP-Samara decided to recall the summer of 2021, when a state of emergency was declared … Read more

Why are forests burning in Russia?

Photo: Avialesoohrana press service A month ago, there was a problem with the Astrakhan biosphere reserve. One of its sections caught fire – the Damchiksky, where rare birds usually nest – pelicans, white-tailed eagles and swans, boosters, black storks, flamingos stop in flight. And the lotus blooms here – the main pride of these places. … Read more

“It was covered with a wave of fire from above”: an eyewitness said how they extinguished a forest fire near Minusinsk, which burned 20 houses

An eyewitness said how they extinguished a forest fire near Minusinsk. Photo: Regional Forest Fire Department Terrible shots – a bright fire devours the trees, a few minutes – and nothing is left of young pines. With each gust of wind, the flames rise higher and higher, covering more and more new areas. The flames … Read more