The EMERCOM of Russia exercises were held on XV Fire and Rescue Sports World Championship in Saratov. According to the exercise agenda, as a result of the irresponsible behaviour of tourists on Zayachiy Island, a not extinguished campfire has been abandoned, which led to a wildfire.
Teams of the staff of the Ministry of Emergency Situations have demonstrated the elimination of fire over the Volga river. Aviation and navy of the Russian EMERCOM were brought in for this purpose: Be-200ES amphibious aircraft, the Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter and Zorkiy-64 fire boat took part in the exercise.
The exercise was observed by First Deputy Minister of EMERCOM of Russia Alexander Chupriyan, as well as the heads of foreign delegations.
After the discharge of water from the air, a fire has been localised. Then the firefighters disembarked on the island to completely eliminate the fire.
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