Russia –Forest fire hazard level in southern districts of Russias Far Eastern Primorsky Territory has been raised to high, a spokesman for the territorial meteorological service told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
The weather here has been hot, dry and windy, and meteorologists forecast no heavy rains in the next few days.
The fire hazard level is fixed daily based on weather monitoring results.
In the past 24 hours anole, 12 wildfires with an overall area of 357.5 hectares were reported in the Primorsky territory, all of them were extinguished.
Since the beginning of April, there have been 150 forest fires, which is far more than at the same period last year.