In the Magadan region, a fire was localized in the area of the village of Raduzhny, Olsky urban district, where dry grass caught fire, reported in the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. Earlier, US President Joe Biden reproached the Russian leadership for unwillingness to solve climatic problems, saying that Putin’s “tundra is on fire.”
“The fire has been localized, the movement of the fire has been stopped. There are no threats to settlements, the maximum permissible concentration of harmful substances in the ambient air has not been exceeded, ”the Ministry of Emergency Situations noted, without specifying the area of fire. 51 people and 10 pieces of equipment were involved in the extinguishing.
Dry grass caught fire in the area of the villages of Raduzhny and Arman on November 2. Due to the wind, the fire spread quickly and covered an area of 360 hectares. The fire in the tundra at this time of the year is unique, because in November there is already snow in the Magadan region.
Initially, the fire was extinguished by a small group of Avialesoohrana employees. “Only 12 people work. We have problems with water, all reservoirs in the area are already frozen, up to 20 degrees below zero in these places. It is impossible to get there, there is a frozen swamp. But water is brought up, firefighters follow it for several kilometers “, – told in the service of RIA Novosti.
The Arman-Yansk power line is under threat, said energy company employee Alexander Bashev.
On November 2, US President Joe Biden called the refusal of Russian President Vladimir Putin to participate in the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow a mistake. Biden said that Putin’s “tundra is on fire.” “His tundra is on fire. The tundra is literally burning. He has serious climatic problems. And he is silent about his readiness to do anything, ”said the American leader.
The Kremlin responded by saying that forests are really burning in Russia, but the same is happening in other countries. “The tundra is really on fire, but let’s not forget that forests are burning in California, Turkey and other parts of the world,” said Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
He added that a conference on forestry and land management will be held as part of the Glasgow Climate Change Summit, and “the President has already recorded a video message to the participants of this conference.”