Saturday, August 19, 2017

Wildfire breaks out near oil field in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District

A forest fire broke out near an oil and gas field in Vyngayakha, in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District this week, according to the press service of the Urals federal district's forestry department.

The damaged area is being examined while local residents and Yamalspas rescue teams are engaging in the firefighting operation, Itar-Tass reports.

The regional controller's office said that measures are being taken to prevent the wildfire from spreading to the oil and gas fields, as well as to populated areas.