Volunteers helped put out fire

Volunteers helped put out fire

July 29, 2022

Eight volunteers and the Nornickel’s fire truck went to the place.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Norilsk community members went to extinguish vegetation in tundra in the Red Stones’ area​​ in Talnah. The peat bog caught fire a few days ago there, and rescuers could not drive through the complex natural landscape to the fire site.

The Green Patrol organization’s head’s assistant Dmitry Dudchenko told that eight volunteers had left for the smoldering and open burning place the day before.

They were filled the fire with the help of special Ermak-18 backpacks designed to extinguish ground forest fires. Water was being delivered by volunteers on an ATV and a motorcycle.

“The difficulty was that this is a hill at a great distance, and even a fire engine can’t cope with the water supply to such a height difference. It was necessary to take water in a backpack (18 liters) and carry it uphill. The water in the backpack runs out in ten minutes. And then another 20 minutes to go back to pour water. This is the hardest thing”, explained Dmitry Dudchenko.

Volunteers also said that the Nornickel’s fire truck was also working on the spot:

“We have been working for six hours, and they were there before us and stayed after. Thank God that the authorities and activists responded”.

But the volunteers noted:

“If vegetation extinguish had started earlier and there had been more people, then the scale of the fire would have been much smaller, and it would have been extinguished faster”.

According to activists, there may still be some small smoldering pockets on Red Stones, but volunteers extinguished most of it.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Schipko

July 29, 2022

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