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Wildfires Near Lake Baikal, Russia

55.4N 104.8E

June 25th, 2011 Category: Fires

Russia - June 21st, 2011

Plumes of smoke from multiple wildfires both east and west of Lake Baikal, Russia, can be seen blowing in a generally westerly direction.

Around the time this image was acquired, 172 fires were reported, burning throughout the Russian Federation, with 118 new wildfires registered on the day this image was taken alone. Warm weather and very difficult terrain are hindering firefighting efforts.

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