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Dozens of Forest Fires in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, Russia

66.8N 82.9E

July 2nd, 2012 Category: Fires

Russia – June 28th, 2012

Dozens of forest fires have engulfed the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region in Russia’s Western Siberia, covering an area of more than 3,000 hectares, emergencies services said. Here, the fires can be seen in the lower right quadrant, releasing plumes of smoke that blow towards the south. More than 14 new fires broke out in the region over the past 24 hours. Eleven of them have been put out, while firefighters are still struggling to extinguish another 32 blazes (click here for previous images).

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