Over 15,000 hectares of forest burnt in Russia over past 24 hours
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Over 15,000 hectares of forest burnt in Russia over past 24 hours

Wildfires have consumed some 24,500 hectares in the last 24 hours across Russia, destroying more than 15,000 hectares of forest, the aerial forest protection service Avialesookhrana said on Tuesday. Firefighters have managed to extinguish 131 wildfires on the total area of 13,300 hectares. The effort involved almost 5,500 people as well as 838 pieces of equipment and 26 aircraft. As of Tuesday, some 128 wildfires engulfed the area of...

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