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Русия: Битка с пожара в Сибир

30 245 06.08.2019 Инфо

W/S Smokejumper extinguishing smouldering fire
M/S Smokejumper digging
W/S Smokejumper battling fire
C/U Smokejumpers battling fire
C/U Flame
M/S Smokejumpers battling fire
C/U Smokejumpers battling fire
W/S Smokejumpers battling fire
C/U Flame
SOT, Vladimir Ivanov, Smokejumper of the Volga region department of the Russian Aerial Forest Protection Service: “This is how the edge should look like, it should be processed.”
Journalist: “And you should do the same with every smouldering point?”
Vladimir: “Yes, each of them.”
Journalist: “But there are two kilometres of such points in the area.”
Vladimir: “And there are eight people in our group.”
Journalist: “And what do you do with a tree? Aren’t you going to dig it as well?”
Vladimir: “The fire from this tree could not be put out. Moreover, this one is smouldering. You should cut it down, then dig around it and leave enough space, and that’s all. At first you cut the trunk, then try to saw it into pieces and put the tree aside. It will stay and smoulder for a long time, so we try to treat the tree as well. It is dry, so it’s enough to work with a chainsaw. We throw to one side the burnt timber and everything that smoulders and leave the rest.”
M/S Smokejumpers battling fire
C/U Flame
M/S Smokejumpers battling fire
C/U Flame
W/S Smokejumpers battling fire
C/U Flame
C/U Flame
W/S Pine trees
W/S Smokejumpers battling fire
W/S Smouldering soil
SCRIPT
Russian Aerial Forest Protection Service’s (ASF) smokejumpers continued extinguishing the vast forest fires raging across Siberia, as shown by footage shot on Monday in the Krasnoyarsk region.
Groups of up to eight specially trained wildland firefighters are being dropped by plane to the affected areas to prevent further spread of fire using shovels, wood choppers and chainsaws.
According to the forest protection service, so far some 600 wildfires have been successfully put out on a total area of 300,000 hectares in the Republic of Sakha and in the regions of Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk.