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KHABAROVSK, July 10 (Itar-Tass) —— A total of 20 out of 68 wildfires have been extinguished in Russia’s Far Eastern regions over the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the Far Eastern federal district forestry department told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
According to the spokesman, the fires destroyed 5,034 hectares of forests.
According to latest reports, there are more than 30 taiga fires in four Far Eastern regions. Fires are reported on an area of 2,200 hectares in Yakutia, on an area of more than 2,000 hectares in the Khabarovsk Territory, and laso in Sakhalin and Chukotka. A total of 18 wildfires have been contained.
Fire fighting operations involve 1,507 rangers, 302 fire vehicles and 20 aircrafts.
Since the beginning of this year’s fire season, a total of 1,826 forest fires on an area of more than 195,800 hectares have been registered in the Far East.