16,000 hectares of forest burning in Siberia
Published time: 3 May, 2007 06:10 Edited time: 3 May, 2007 10:10
There are over 100 separate fires extending across a huge territory in Siberia. Several villages are in danger with fires close by. Rescuer crews are patrolling the perimeter of the forests.
Entering forests has been strictly prohibited.A state of emergency has been called in the whole Chita region.