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Firefighters stabilizing situation in Trans-Baikal Territory

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Over 6,000 people and 1,000 units of equipment are involved in stabilizing the wildfire situation in Trans-Baikal Territory. More than 1,300 people and 200 units of specialized equipment are provided by the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. An interagency emergency operations center continues working in the Emergencies Ministry Main Office to coordinate forces and equipment.

Hundreds of firemen of Trans-Baikal Territory, surveillance inspectors, operations centers are on standby constantly. All forces and equipment of the Ministry Main Office for Trans-Baikal Territory are involved in stabilizing the situation.

The federal fire service of the territory covers all central towns of districts. 44 fire stations located in the territory are on duty round the clock. The remotest areas are protected by fire services of municipal subjects numbering 71 fire stations.

Every day state fire surveillance inspectors remind the people in Trans-Baikal Territory about fire safety measures and rules. They are going on raids in fire-prone areas, talking with people, handing over hundreds of booklets on fire safety during a state of emergency.

Despite all the efforts the situation is still complicated. The number of wildfires can only be reduced by joint efforts and with the conscientious attitude of the population, who do not violate the resolution of the Trans-Baikal Territory Government banning them from going into the woods and making open fires there.