Because of a forest fire, rescuers evacuated 634 people from sanatoriums in Mari El, including 423 children. About it informs press service of the main department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the region.
“All evacuated children, guests and employees of health institutions were taken to the building of the National Presidential Boarding School in Yoshkar-Ola, where most were handed over to their parents and sent home. 104 people (including 87 children) are accommodated in the building of this school. 32 adults are placed in the children’s military-patriotic camp “Avangard” “, – said the department.
A forest fire in the Medvedevsky district of Mari El began in the afternoon of August 19, about 5 hectares of forest were damaged. In connection with the fire, rescuers restricted traffic on the Vyatka federal highway.
According to data Avialesokhrany, about 1.5 million hectares of forest continue to burn in Russia. One of the most flammable regions of the Russian Federation is Yakutia, since July 1, residents are prohibited from visiting forests. On August 9, a regional emergency regime was introduced in the republic in connection with the transition of forest fires in the territory of settlements and economic facilities.
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