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