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Russia: EMERCOM planes battle Siberian wildfires

Russian Federation, Krasnoyarsk region
July 31, 2019 at 11:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) deployed Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft to the Krasnoyarsk region on Tuesday in a bid to contain the massive wildfires raging across Siberia.

According to the ministry, the aircraft dropped some 27 tons of water on a vast fire near the village of Boguchany. EMERCOM said that three Be-200s took part in the effort to extinguish the wildfires.

According to Russia’s Aerial Forest Protection Service (FSA), more than 300 wildfires are raging across Russia on a total area of 2.8 million hectares. Majority of the blazes are located in Siberia in the regions of Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk.

Authorities have declared a state of emergency in four federal constituent entities of Russia; in the regions of Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk, the Republic of Buryatia and in the Republic of Sakha.

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Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM) deployed Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft to the Krasnoyarsk region on Tuesday in a bid to contain the massive wildfires raging across Siberia.

According to the ministry, the aircraft dropped some 27 tons of water on a vast fire near the village of Boguchany. EMERCOM said that three Be-200s took part in the effort to extinguish the wildfires.

According to Russia’s Aerial Forest Protection Service (FSA), more than 300 wildfires are raging across Russia on a total area of 2.8 million hectares. Majority of the blazes are located in Siberia in the regions of Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk.

Authorities have declared a state of emergency in four federal constituent entities of Russia; in the regions of Irkutsk and Krasnoyarsk, the Republic of Buryatia and in the Republic of Sakha.

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