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3 May, 2007 06:10

16,000 hectares of forest burning in Siberia

16,000 hectares of forest burning in Siberia

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.