Fires in Russia's Far East cover 100,000 hectares: official
Forest fires in Russia's Far East region covered 100,000 hectares, an official at the region's forestry department said Sunday.
In the last 24 hours, forest fires in the sparsely-populated region have grown three times in size, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported, citing the forestry department.
The emergency ministry said Saturday that forest fires had covered more than 120,000 hectares over the whole of Russia.
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