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Rescuers extinguish 1,200 hectare wildfires in Siberia

September 14, 2011, 8:54 UTC+3
Five hundred and ninety-seven rescuers and 196 machinery units were engaged in the fire-fighting operation
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KRASNOYARSK, September 14 (Itar-Tass) — Rescuers have extinguished Siberia’s wildfires spreading over the territory of 1,200 hectares over the past 24 hours, the Emergencies Ministry’s regional department told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

In the morning two seats of fire on the area of 16 hectares remained.

“Both of them were localized,” the source said. “Moreover, over the past 24 hours fire-fighting crews found and extinguished eight new fire outbreaks on the territory of 14.6 hectares.”

Five hundred and ninety-seven rescuers and 196 machinery units were engaged in the fire-fighting operation.

 

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