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Forest fires in Russia burn over 100,000 hectares in 3 days

Moscow: Forest fires in Russia continued to unfold and have consumed practically 110,000 hectares of land in simply three days as much as Thursday.

A report by the state-run TASS information company mentioned {that a} whole of 126 forest fires had been recorded, and the realm affected by wildfires elevated by 8,000 hectares in the course of the previous three days.

The Far East area’s Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is the worst hit space, the place about 75,000 hectares of forest had been engulfed by hearth, Xinhua information company quoted the report as saying.

The Republics of Komi and Ryazan and the Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in western Russia have additionally suffered wildfires.

Smoke from forest fires has lately reached the capital Moscow, limiting visibility within the metropolis.

Talking throughout a gathering with regional officers on Wednesday, President Vladimir Putin mentioned there was a danger that forest fires may worsen within the European a part of Russia and its Far East.

In keeping with TASS, the nation has mobilized over 5,000 individuals to extinguish the fires.

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