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Big peat fire in Kostroma region successfully extinguished

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Yaroslavl, April 27 – The governor of the region, Sergey Sitnikov, said that the peat fire of 85 hectares in the Kostroma region has been extinguished.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kostroma Region, the first natural fire of the season was registered in the region on Monday afternoon – peat ignition in the Barvinevsky district of 5 hectares. By Wednesday, the fire area had expanded to 75 hectares, of which the active burning area was 3 hectares. On Wednesday afternoon, firefighters reported localizing the fire to an area of ​​85 hectares. The district administration reported that, according to experts, the cause of the fire was apparently negligence in handling the fire or poor extinguishing of the camp fire.
“The forest fire in Barvinevsky district has been completely extinguished… More than 120 people and 40 pieces of equipment took part in extinguishing the fire,” the governor wrote on his Telegram channel on Thursday evening.

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According to the regional department of the Ministry of Emergencies, initially there was a risk of fire spreading to peat deposits.
“The peat in this area is moist. Thanks to the active work of the services and natural conditions, the spread of fires in the peatlands has been avoided,” the administration noted.

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