Emergency declared in Khabarovsk’s Sovetsko-Gavansky district over fire hazard

Emergency declared in Khabarovsk’sSovetsko-Gavansky district over fire hazard

07June 2008

Publishedby the www.itar-tass.com

KHABAROVSK, June 7 (Itar-Tass) — An emergency was declared in the Sovetsko-Gavansky district of the Khabarovsk territory.

The fire is spreading in the forestry three kilometers away from Gatka. The fire is creeping to a military unit, on the premises of which ammunition is stored, a source in the territorial Emergencies Ministry told Itar-Tass on Saturday. The fire area has already reached 1,100 hectares.

“The command of the unit belonging to the Navy does not take proper measures to put down the forest fire,” the source said. The servicemen are only involved in putting up the ground barriers around the military unit premises.

The seamen of the Pacific Fleet do not support the district authorities in this emergency situation. The authorities reported about the negligence of the seamen to the Pacific Fleet Command and the military prosecutor’s office.

Meanwhile, emergency workers put up a three-kilometer-long ground barrier to prevent the fire from spreading to Gatka.

Nineteen forest fires on an area of 3,996 hectares were reported in the territory on Saturday, the source said.

From the beginning of the fire-prone season 212 forest fires destroyed 36,472 hectares of forests in the territory.


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