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Forest fires in Bratsk – unexpected disaster fought collectively

The firefighting team of OOO Pozharnaya Okhrana Irkutskenergo (Firefighting Service of ООО Irkutskenergo) allocated to OAO RUSAL Bratsk contributes to fighting forest fires in Bratsk, where a state of emergency has been declared due to smoke pollution. The previous day, Bratsk city administration had asked heads of the largest entities to assist in firefighting.

September 27, the firefighting team of OOO Pozharnaya Okhrana Irkutskenergo allocated to OAO RUSAL Bratsk was enhanced with two additional units of emergency firefighting equipment and off-duty firefighting staff. As a result of joint efforts of OOO Pozharnaya Okhrana Irkutskenergo and employees of OAO RUSAL Bratsk under the command of the head of the firefighting team, fire was isolated on the area of 100 hectares by the evening of September 28.

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CEO of OAO Irkutskenergo Evgeny Fedorov: “Firefighting activities now involve equipment and staff of OOO Pozharnaya Okhrana Irkutskenergo firefighting team allocated to OAO RUSAL Bratsk, and we keep monitoring the situation. Forest fires in Bratsk are an unexpected disaster, but they concern everyone, so we could not but be involved and respond to the request of the administration”.

Press service of OAO Irkutskenergo

September 29, 2011

September 29, 2011
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