Photo Story: The Wildfires in Siberia

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A handout picture made available by the press service of the Federation Service Aviation Forest Protection shows servicemen fighting wildfires in the taiga, or boreal forest, Krasnoyarsk region, Russia

In the other photo made available by the press service of the Federation Service Aviation Forest Protection a Federation Service Aviation Forest Protection serviceman is seen parachuting as part of firefighting efforts in the taiga, or boreal forest, Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, 01 August 2019.

Wildfires in Siberia

According to the Aerial Forest Protection Service, as of 31 July, wildfires are blazing across nearly 2.8 million hectares (28,000 square kilometers).

Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered the military to join efforts to put out the various fires.

 

Photos: EPA-EFE/RUSSIAN FEDERATION SERVICE AVIATION FOREST PROTECTION

Wildfires in Siberia, Russian Far East
A handout photo made available by NASA Earth Observatory of a satellite image showing wildfire smoke over Russia, on the 24 July 2019 (issued 01 August 2019). The blanket of smoke created by multiple fires extends across more than 4.5 million square kilometers of central and northern Asia – acting like a thin cloud blocking sunlight, NASA reported. Amid unprecedented wildfires, Russia has declared a state of emergency in five regions in Siberia, media reported.
Photo: EPA-EFE/NASA EARTH OBSERVATORY HANDOUT

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