Fire at Denezhkin Kamen reserve

19 July 2010 (08:59)

A fire broke out in Denezhkin Kamen nature reserve, Ural Federal District’s division of Rosprirodnadzor reports.

‘Denezhkin Kamen informed our department of the fire in Quarter 202 at 4: 00 PM on July 15, 2010. According to the preliminary data available, the fire covered the area of some 1.5 hectares. It is, in fact, about three kilometers from the fire area to the nearest body of water. Six nature reserve workers and two automobiles were sent in to fight the fire,’ Rosprirodnadzor (the state environmental watchdog) says.

The causes of the emergency are now being investigated; experts are trying to estimate the impact of the event.

Denezhkin Kamen is located on the eastern slope of the Northern Urals, in Sverdlovsk Region’s Severouralsk and Ivdelsk districts. The nature reserve’s area comes to 36,100 hectares.

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