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Siberia in flames

Siberia continues to burn. Within the Russian Far East, forests are nonetheless affected by flames, that are starting to strategy city areas.

Firefighters are arduous at work combating the 200 ongoing fires, that are consuming up greater than 43,000 hectares. Some unfold a thick curtain of smoke that envelops cities, comparable to in Yugorsk, 1,600 kilometers northeast of Moscow.

Fires in opposition to a backdrop of worldwide warming with scenes that resemble in all respects these of earlier years.

Within the neighborhood of Yakutsk, dry thunderstorms have brought about three outbreaks of fireside, whereas this metropolis of greater than 300,000 inhabitants information temperature information for a number of days.

Virtually 380,000 hectares have already gone up in smoke in desert areas, which the authorities have chosen to desert.

Environmental activists additionally query the problematic administration of forest areas and the shortage of sources.