The forest fire in Semey became the largest in the region over the past 15 years, reports.

All the causes and circumstances of the fire are now being investigated by the police. Experts work out two versions of what happened: careless handling of fire and arson. On the fact of forest fire a criminal case was opened.

According to the latest information, 260 hectares of land were affected by the fire. What part of them was covered with forest, specialists specify. The main reason for the rapid spread of fire was the wind. Contributed to the fire and pine cones, which at high temperatures scatter in different directions.

“The Qazaq Times”