Firefighters and rescuers extinguished eight out of 16 forest fires registered over the past 24 hours in Russia’s Far East, a spokesman for the regional emergencies ministry said on Wednesday.
He said six of the remaining forest fires continue raging in the Primorye Territory and two in the Jewish Autonomous Region.
Over 250 people and 90 units of firefighting hardware, including eight aircraft, were involved in combating the wildfires, he added.
Wildfires across Russia are common during dry and hot summers and in the fall. Most fires start because of the careless behavior of local residents.
Forest fires devastated a number of regions in central Russia last year, killing 62 people and leaving thousands homeless.
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The above manifestations of a horde of mental midgets is why I only respond to comments that have signed up to be a user of the blog! (Top right of website is link!) Anyone can comment and anyone can be erased after they comment, but only someone who takes the time to sign up gets a second look from me at the comment. Sorry: I have to draw the line somewhere and when you get thousands of spam, hate and death threat comments a day, then all you do is look at spam, hate and death threats, then I never get anything else done. If you comment after signing in, then I will get a message that someone has tried to post a real comment?
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