Forest fire at an area of 350 hectares is raging in the Danilovsky district of the Volgograd region. Spokeswoman for the regional emergencies department Ilona Yegorova told Itar-Tass on Tuesday that a signal about a major forest fire in the Danilovskoye forestry was transmitted to the duty officers desk at 02:50, Moscow time.
Nine fire-fighting teams are engaged in the extinguishing efforts there. Another eight fire engines have been dispatched to the site from Volgograd, Yegorova specified. There is no information so far about the nature of the blaze – if it is a creeping fire or crown fire, she said.
A response team of the regional department of the RF Emergency Situations Ministry was dispatched to the site.