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Over 262 forest fires covering the area of over 39,000 hectares are fixed across Russia
A total of 262 forest fires covering the area of over 39,000 hectares are fixed across Russia, the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations reported on Wednesday. Forest fires are raging in the Far East, Siberia, as well as in the Volga-Urals, North-Western and Central regions of the country. Most fires are concentrated in the Volga-Urals region. “All in all, 119 centers of fire are fixed there,” the ministry’s information department reported. Major fires are registered in the Amur region, where they have engulfed the area of 31,300 hectares, as well as in the Khabarovsk region, the Nizhny Novgorod region, Udmurtia and the Chita Region. According to the Ministry for Emergency Situations, there is no threat for local settlements. Almost 4,500 people participate in fight against forest fires. Planes and helicopters are also used to put out fires
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