Rescue choppers battle for Lake Baikal endangered by Siberian wildfires

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Rescue helicopters rushed to the Siberian Republic of Buryatia, Monday, to fight ongoing wildfires that continue to rage through the region. Over 2000 people are currently helping to fight 51 individual fires that have spread over 5,600 hectares of land near Lake Baikal. Firefighters from all over the country are helping out at the scene, in an attempt to prevent the fire from spreading to the lake. According to Russia's Emergency Ministry, nine major fires covering around 8,000 hectares have been already extinguished.