A forest burnt by wildfire in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region. Wildfires have also blanketed Siberian towns in the east. Photo: Reuters A forest burnt by wildfire in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region. Wildfires have also blanketed Siberian towns in the east. Photo: Reuters
A forest burnt by wildfire in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region. Wildfires have also blanketed Siberian towns in the east. Photo: Reuters
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Russia sends planes to dump water on Siberian wildfires as residents plead for help

  • Defence minister says heatwave increased fire risk
  • Temperatures 8-10 degrees Celsius higher than normal

Topic |   Russia
A forest burnt by wildfire in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region. Wildfires have also blanketed Siberian towns in the east. Photo: Reuters A forest burnt by wildfire in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region. Wildfires have also blanketed Siberian towns in the east. Photo: Reuters
A forest burnt by wildfire in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region. Wildfires have also blanketed Siberian towns in the east. Photo: Reuters
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