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Russia Declares State of Emergency Due to Hundreds of Wildfires – June 27th, 2012

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June 27th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Russia – June 26th, 2012

Dry conditions, agricultural burning, lightning and human involvement have contributed to many wildfires across Russia over the last few weeks. Here, fires burning in Siberia release plumes of smoke that radiate in a generally southerly direction. Russia has declared a state of emergency in several eastern regions due to hundreds of wildfires.

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