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Deadly Fires In Khakassia, Russia

Posted on April 13, 2015 by team


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On April 12 an emergency situation was announced in the Republic of Khakassia. Dry grass burning resulted in multiple fires in approximately thirty settlements of the republic. Extinguishing was hindered by strong wind and continuous temperature differential. More than 600 people were injured in the fires, fifteen died. The residential sector has been seriously damaged. The population lost about 1300 houses, 4000 head of cattle. The fire was being extinguished by 1300 people, 230 vehicles including aircraft. Five criminal cases have been opened.

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One Response to “Deadly Fires In Khakassia, Russia”

  1. Darius says:

    The spring grass burning “tradition” :( It is much better now in Lithuania, but we still have a problem to eradicate fully this dumb behavior, even with fines for starting this kind of intentional fire. :/

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