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More than 230 firefighters battling flames in difficult Russian region

by Tass, Russian News Agency |

The Russian Emergencies Ministry has documented wildfires on the territory of 13 Russian regions, the ministry’s press service informed TASS.

"In the past week, more than 3,000 thermal hotspots have been detected. As of today, wildfires have been documented in 13 regions. A special fire-prevention mode is active in 44 regions and is partially active in 14 regions," the ministry said.

More than 230 Russian emergency workers and 30 equipment units are working in the Tyumen Region, where the wildfire situation is the most difficult. Russian Emergencies Ministry aircrafts dumped more than 1,000 tons of water on the affected area.

"There is no threat to populated areas," the press service informed.