6 The Fire Challenge Of the Komi Republic

The Fire Challenge Of the Komi Republic

Posted on July 14, 2011 by kulichik


What does it feel like to see how huge forested area is quickly devoured by fire? Firemen participate in the process of fire extinguishing risking their lives and trying to prevent another tragedy.


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The Komi Republic is experiencing summer thunders. The number of forest fires found in areas with hard access increased due to the dry and hot weather. Some fires can be notice only from the airplanes. In the beginning of May Komi saw 180 forest fires on the square of 4 and a half thousand hectares.

Today the situation with fires in the Republic remains rather complicated. 13 fires are observed on the territory of 1500 hectares. Parachute jumpers are here to extinguish fire. They managed to liquidate the largest and most dangerous fire open since June 26. The people are practically deprived of their holidays as according to the forecast, dry and windy weather with thunderstorms is expected again.

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6 Responses to “The Fire Challenge Of the Komi Republic”

  1. historian says:

    Russia is so beautiful, i love the untouched nature.

    • TrulyRestlessSoul says:

      Agreed, It really is spectacular. And these firefighters have a monumental task at hand. I hope they are successful

  2. Musa says:

    Nature rules.

  3. Kalimba says:

    It’s always a sad thing to see a forest fire. Hope the damage can be repaired.

  4. testicules says:

    LAST!

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