6:00 AM, Moscow time, 04.08.2017
Response to man-caused fires
Fire and rescue divisions have put out 256 fires, including 168 fires in residential blocks. 54 people have been affected, 44 of them have been saved.
Supervision bodies of the Emergencies Ministry Directorates for constituent territories of the Russian Federation are taking preventive measures to reduce the number of man-caused fires.
Protection of settlements and businesses against wildfires
115 aircrafts, including 33 provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry (531 flights, 2,3130 discharges, 20 million 53 thousand liters of water dropped) are working to protect settlements and businesses against wildfires, to monitor the situation, regroup forces. Ground and air teams have prevented the spread of fires to 2,926 settlements (34 settlements over the past 24 hours).
Over the past 24 hours:
85 aircraft, including 3 aircraft provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, were used to regroup forces and monitor the situation;
An Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane was deployed to fight wildfires in Sakha (Yakutia). It made 2 flights, 10 discharges dropping 120 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlements of Tympy, Vilyuisk District);
Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS, Ilyushin Il-76 planes and 2 Mil Mi-8 helicopters were deployed to fight wildfires in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. They made 9 flights, 122 discharges dropping 749 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlements of Gornoknyazevsk and Chapayevsk, Priuralsky District and the town of Nadym);
An Emergency Ministry’s Beriyev Be-200ChS plane was deployed to fight wildfires in Buryatia. It made 1 flight, 8 discharges dropping 96 thousand liters of water (prevented fires from spreading to the settlement of Tika, Pribaikalsky District).
The situation is under constant satellite and air monitoring, development of the most dangers fires is being modelled, UAVs are being actively used. Residential blocks and woods are being patrolled, the people are being kept updated on the situation and steps taken.
More than 13,900 people and 4,200 units of equipment provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are involved in protecting settlements, businesses and infrastructure against wildfires.
Accidents on waterways
Rescue units have been dispatched to respond to 15 accidents on waterways.
17 people have been affected, 6 of them were saved.
Response by bomb disposal divisions
Bomb disposal divisions have found and defused 123 explosive devices, including 1 aerial bomb.
Traffic accident response
Fire and rescue teams have been deployed 302 times to respond totraffic accidents.
391 people have been injured in road traffic accidents, 255 of them have been saved (extricated or saved from dangerous situations in other ways).
Emergency psychological aid
Specialists of the Emergency Ministry psychological service have been involved in rendering emergency psychological aid to people affected by emergencies 7 times. Psychological aid has been provided on 43 occasions.
Ash release in volcano in Kamchatka Territory
Shiveluch volcano in Ust-Kamchatsk District released ash at 3:40 AM on 4 August 2017. The ash cloud spread 15 km in the direction of the Pacific Ocean. No ash fallouts were registered in settlements, air services were not disrupted, no tourist groups are registered around the volcano.
Humanitarian operation in Serbia
A Mil Mi-8 helicopter owned by the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has been deployed in the town of Nis, Serbia to respond to large fires in Serbia and Southeastern Europe under the Agreement between the Russian and Serbian governments on creation of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center, following the order of the Russian Government and to provide humanitarian aid to Serbia.
Power outages and accidents at facilities of housing utilities
Over the past 24 hours there were power outages in Tashtagol District, Kemerovo Region and in the settlement of Ozernovsky, Ust-Bolsheretsk District, Kamchatka Territory.
All the disruptions were addressed to promptly, normal functioning of the society was not disturbed.