According to Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Pavel Baryshev, 144 houses burned down in 10 towns of the Irkutsk Region and the Krasnoyarsk Krai.
In the city of Kansk in the Krasnoyarsk Krai 2 people died in fire.
A total of 129 houses burned down in the Krasnoyarsk Krai (previously it was reported that there were about 80 of them). According to various sources, from 250 to 450 people lost their homes.
On May 24th the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported of a sudden complication of the situation with fires in the Krasnoyarsk Krai, caused by strong winds. The head of the Ministry Vladimir Puchkov ordered that “all heavy aircraft” be sent to extinguish fires.