According to the ministry, 3.2 thousand cubic meters of logging residues and log piles have burnt down.
The cause of a fire in the park Elk Island in the evening of April 13 could be arson. It is reported by the press service of the Ministry of Natural Resources.
– We assume it is arson. On the territory of the park, work was carried out on cleaning up the deadwood and trees destroyed by the bark beetle in 2018, said Igor Safronov, director of the national park, quoted by the press service of the department.
According to him, most likely, the sawn trees were prepared for removal, poured over with gasoline and set on fire. A criminal case has already been initiated into the incident.
Earlier, Life talked about a fire in the suburbs in the park “Elk Island”.