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29 Jul 2019 | 09:43 AM UTC

Russia: Wildfires ravage parts of Siberia July 29

Russia News Alert

Wildfires have burned 1.6 million hectares in Siberia July 29

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/28/2019, 11:00 PM until 8/3/2019, 10:59 PM (Asia/Krasnoyarsk). COUNTRY/REGION Siberia

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Event

A state of emergency was declared due to a wildfire that has burned over 1.6 million hectares in Siberia, specifically in the Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Irkutsk Region. Over 440 planes were deployed, though not much effort is being implemented to extinguish the fire due to its remote location and distance from populated areas. Authorities have banned all locals from making fires in these areas.

Smog has affected surrounding towns and cities in recent days and should be expected until the fire is under control.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor developments, exercise caution when traveling in areas near the wildfire, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders).

 

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