The Russian Emergencies Ministry a continues fire fighting operation in southern regions of Chile by the order of the Russian Government and in accordance with the request, made by Chilean Government. The plane and its crew will provide aid in fire fighting until the situation gets better and all fire sources are taken out.
Over the past 24 hours the Ilyushin Il-76 plane made two flights and dumped more than 80,000 liters of water in 4 runs. Fire in rough terrain near Talami was taken out.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s plane arrived to Chile on January 30. Since the beginning of the operation, Russian crew carried out 16 flights. Aerial fire fighting allowed preventing fire from spreading to 6 settlements - Portosuello, Navidad, Concepción, San Javier, San Juan and Talami with the total population of more than 56,000 people.
the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s National Crisis Management Center monitors fire situation in Chile via satellites. This allows determining the cause of fire, its coordinates and imitating its further spread, considering nearby settlements and terrain. Satellite images, development imitation and other urgent information is passed to the reaction group of the Emergencies Ministry and the NationalCenter for Coordination of Fire Fighting, attached to the Ministry of Agriculture of Chile. Chilean colleagues already noted high informative value and relevance of the data, received from satellite images.