Siberia is on fire: more than 2,000 firefighters respond

Siberia is on fire: more than 2,000 firefighters respond



Siberia is on fire: more than 2,000 firefighters respond

Russia’s Siberia region is grappling with forest fires. Due to the strong wind, the flames spread rapidly. The airport in Yakutsk was closed to flights due to heavy smoke.

Russia’s Siberia region is battling forest fires. Forest fires broke out at nearly 200 points in Yakutia in the northwest. The flames spread rapidly under the influence of the wind.
In the last 24 hours, an area of ​​100 thousand hectares surrendered to the flames. Dense smoke affected more than 50 settlements, including the city of Yakutsk.
In Yakutsk, the people were asked to stay at home and keep the windows closed to avoid being affected by the smoke.
Due to heavy smoke, the airport in the area was closed to flights. Transportation on the Lena river was also stopped.
More than 2,000 firefighters are responding to the flames. Firefighters are supported by firefighting planes.
On the other hand, forest fires are more common in Russia’s Siberia region with the increase in temperatures recently.
Russian officials attribute this to global warming.


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