On 18 August there are still smoking spots in Khosrov Forest State Reserve. According to RA Ministry of Emergency Situation, their helicopter took the rescue groups of special significance to the hot spots to carry out post-extinguishing works on the spot.
Russian 'IL-76' special aircraft also continues its post-firefighting works. The damage caused by the fire is enormous. When speaking about the damage caused to nature, RA Nature Protection Minister said, 'If the damage is assessed one point in other areas, in specially protected areas of nature the pecuniary damage is multiplied by 5. In the case of juniper, there is no point to measure the damage.'
16:45 August 18, 2017