Forest fire area grows 23 times in N Kazakhstan
2 June 2022 17:10

Forest fire area grows 23 times in N Kazakhstan

PETROPAVLOVSK. KAZINFORM 22 wildfires stretching over 725 ha were recorded in North Kazakhstan since the beginning of the fire season.

The number of wildfires grew by 57% while the wildfire area increased by 23 times as compared to the last year, Kazinform reports.

Deputy head of the emergency situations department Dmitry Rastikhin told a briefing that forest fire files were submitted to the police department.

Besides, 45 steppe fires occurred in the region which is 35% more against the same period of the previous year.

As stated there, 42 mobile groups were set up to prevent wildfires. As a result, 109 violators were penalized under administrative law. Of which 46 paid fines up to KZT 1.3 mln.


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