Fire in Russia
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Date of Charter Activation:
25 May 2017
Time of Charter Activation:
Time zone of Charter Activation:
EMERCOM of Russia
Description of the event
Following dry conditions and strong winds, fires have broken out in the Krasnoyarsk Territory of Russia. Two people have died and almost four hundred people are affected. It is estimated that 80 houses have been destroyed so far.
The cities of Kansk and Lesosibirsk have been particularly affected and a state of emergency is in place for the area.
Early assessments suggest the fire began at timber facilities in Lesosibirsk and the wind caused it to spread out into the surrounding area.
Emergency response workers are making efforts to contain and halt the fire.