Firefighters put out all forest fires in Russia’s Far East

Firefighters and rescuers have extinguished all forest fires in Russia’s Far East as they put out two final wildfires in the region over the past 24 hours, a forestry department spokesman said on Monday.

“As of Monday morning, no forest fires were registered in Russia’s Far East,” he said.

Russia is preventing the developments of last summer, when an enormous heat wave in the country’s European part caused massive wildfires, which killed 62 people and left thousands homeless.

Wildfires in forested regions of Russia are common during the dry and hot summer season. Most of the time, the fires start because of the careless behavior of local residents in the woods.

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