St Petersburg, The forest fires in Russia’s Far East
region of Yakutia cover more than 1 million hectares, the Russian
Emergency Relief Agency said today.
The forest fires in Yakutia, which broke out since July 6, have so far
damaged about 1.3 million hectares of forest, the source said.
According to data from the Russian Special Emergency Agency
today, efforts are going on to extinguish five fires in the area of Yakutia,
a total area of 37 thousand hectares. It is noted that the fires were
caused by thunderstorms, as there is no threat of fire to populated
areas and economic centers.
Source: Oman News Agency