A forest is burning two kilometers from residential buildings in Togliatti. The area of the fire has grown to 100 hectares and may increase to 130-150 hectares, said the mayor of the city Nikolai Renz.
According to him, because of the strong smoke, there is no way to count up to the end. Plowing is carried out and the territory is divided into squares. A helicopter, 310 employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and fire brigades, 14 boilers, heavy equipment are working at the site of the fire.
There is no threat of fire spreading to settlements, however, buses have been prepared for a possible evacuation from the Lesnoy sanatorium and the village of Portovy. The authorities introduced an emergency regime in the city.
Source: Росбалт by www.rosbalt.ru.
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