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Siberia hope to put out with the help of autumn rains

Siberia hope to put out with the help of autumn rains
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Forest fires in Siberia and the Far East will rage until the end of summer. Only autumn rains can fully extinguish them. This was stated by an expert of the permanent commission on environmental issues of the Human Rights Council under the President of the Russian Federation Grigory Kuksin.

Expert opinion lead "News" and refer to the forecasts of the Russian Hydrometeorological Center, which in the next three weeks does not expect heavy precipitation in the territories enveloped in fire. Currently, about three million hectares of taiga burn in Russia. More than 500 fires have been recorded, 174 of them are extinguished by forest conservation experts and the military.

In five regions of Siberia and the Far East there is an emergency mode. Earlier it was reported that smoke from forest fires reached the Urals and even to the shores of Canada and the United States. The damage to the Russian forest fund is today 2,4 billion rubles.