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KHABAROVSK, May 4 (Itar-Tass) — The area of woodland fires grows in Russia’s Far East, where seven fires engulfing more than 340 hectares of taiga are registered, a source from the forestry department of the Far Eastern Federal District told Tass on Friday.
According to the source, eight of 15 fires have been put out during the past 24 hours. The Amur, Khabarovsk and Sakhalin regions as well as Primorye are the areas where woodland fires continue. A total of 325 specialists assisted by 73 units of hardware and nine aircraft take part in firefighting efforts.
This year, 478 fires affecting an area of 10,282 hectares have already been fixed in the Far Eastern Federal District.