Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude

Blagoveshchensk
Chita
Yakutsk

Birobidzhan
Vladivostok
Khabarovsk

Magadan
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Anadyr
Petropavlovsk-
Kamchatsky
Moscow

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Residents of Yakutsk are choking on acrid smoke

Residents of Yakutsk are choking on acrid smoke
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Smoke from forest fires reached the capital of Yakutia. The wind brought it from the territory of the neighboring Verkhoyansk and Ust-May areas. There, more than 100 hectares of taiga are on fire.

In total, 88 forest fires are currently operating in the Republic. According to the press service of the regional government, 8 foci were eliminated within 24 hours. In the Verkhoyansk and Momsky districts introduced an emergency mode.

Extinguish the fire with the help of aviation. The Mi-8 KHASTs EMERCOM of Russia with a spillway device is operating near the populated areas.