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State of emergency declared in Russia’s Trans-Baikal Region due to wildfires

April 19, 16:18 UTC+3

Over 30 resident buildings have been lost in the fire in the Ust-Malku settlement of the region

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MOSCOW, April 19. /TASS/. A state of emergency has been declared in Russia’s Trans-Baikal Region due to wildfires, the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s press service informed TASS.

"A state of emergency has been introduced on the territory of the Trans-Baikal Region," the source said.

Over 30 resident buildings have been lost in the fire in the Ust-Malku settlement of the region. All 53 residents of the settlement have been evacuated to a nearby settlement and placed in a temporary accommodation center. According to preliminary data, there have been no casualties in the fire.

The Russian Emergencies Ministry has prepared aircrafts to help extinguish the wildfire. A special task force has been sent to the region.

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