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About 38,000 hectares of the forest are on fire in the Russian Far East, Siberia and the Volga-Urals region
About 38,000 hectares of the forest are on fire in the Russian Far East, Siberia and the Volga-Urals region. Over 330 fires have been registered in the three regions, a Russian Emergency Situations Ministry official told ITAR-TASS on Monday. The situation is the most troublesome in Siberia, where 15 major fires are sweeping across 14,000 hectares of the forest in the Chita region. Extensive fires occurred in the Krasnoyarsk region, but all of them have been localised. Forests are also on fire in Tuva and in the Irkutsk region. A forest fire in the Khabarovsk region is covering 1,200 hectares. The ministry’s official said that three was no danger for residential areas, oil and gas pipelines and other economic facilities. Over 4,000 people are engaged in fire fighting.
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