Forest was set on fire in Akmola region

Photo of the press service of Emergency Situations Department of Akmola region
A forest caught fire on the territory of the Gribnovskoye forestry of the Zerendinsky branch of the State Enterprise "Kokshetau", reports with reference to the press service of the Emergency Situations Department of the Akmola region.

According to the Emergency Situations Department, 20 pieces of equipment, 1 helicopter and 142 personnel were involved in extinguishing the fire, including 5 pieces of equipment and 51 people of the emergency response department of Akmola region, 6 pieces of equipment, and 54 employees of forestry institutions, 1 helicopter of JSC Kazavialesoohrana, 7 units and 33 people of local executive bodies and 2 units of equipment and 4 people of voluntary fire-fighting units.

As noted, the difficulty was in the strong wind and the spread of fire through the crowns of trees.

The fire was localized. The burning area was 7 hectares.

"The preliminary cause of the fire is arson," the Emergencies Department said.

An investigative operational group of the Zerendinsky District Police Department is working on the spot.
11:20, 26 August 2021

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