Consequences of wildfires in Russia’s Altai Territory

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According to preliminary information, the area of crown fires in the Mikhailovsky district of the Altai Territory (South Siberia) is equal to 4,000 ha.

According to preliminary information, the area of crown fires in the Mikhailovsky district of the Altai Territory (South Siberia) is equal to 4,000 ha. There are six smaller burning areas in the region.

© RIA Novosti . Alexandr Kriazhev / Go to the mediabankAccording to preliminary information, the area of crown fires in the Mikhailovsky district of the Altai Territory (South Siberia) is equal to 4,000 ha. There are six smaller burning areas in the region.
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According to preliminary information, the area of crown fires in the Mikhailovsky district of the Altai Territory (South Siberia) is equal to 4,000 ha. There are six smaller burning areas in the region.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr KriazhevOn Wednesday evening, wildfires crossed the Russian-Kazakh border and began to spread over the Altai Territory and the Novosibirsk Region. The firefighters of the latter managed to bring the fire under control, however others raged on.
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On Wednesday evening, wildfires crossed the Russian-Kazakh border and began to spread over the Altai Territory and the Novosibirsk Region. The firefighters of the latter managed to bring the fire under control, however others raged on.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr Kriazhev / Go to the mediabankThe village of Nikolayevka was almost completely burned down (334 out of 443 houses were destroyed and 1,166 people evacuated), the village of Bastan has been partially destroyed.
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The village of Nikolayevka was almost completely burned down (334 out of 443 houses were destroyed and 1,166 people evacuated), the village of Bastan has been partially destroyed.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr KriazhevDuring the night, a few more villages were under threat. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s information service, the fires currently pose no threat to populated areas of the Altai Territory.
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During the night, a few more villages were under threat. According to the Russian Emergencies Ministry’s information service, the fires currently pose no threat to populated areas of the Altai Territory.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr Kriazhev / Go to the mediabankCurrently, seven hotspots are registered in the region, five of them are small.
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Currently, seven hotspots are registered in the region, five of them are small.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr Kriazhev / Go to the mediabankThe fire in Kamensky district has been brought under control. Photo: Consequences of wildfires in the village of Nikolayevka.
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The fire in Kamensky district has been brought under control. Photo: Consequences of wildfires in the village of Nikolayevka.
© RIA Novosti . Alexandr KriazhevThe situation is complicated because of smoke spread by stormy winds that constantly change direction.
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The situation is complicated because of smoke spread by stormy winds that constantly change direction.
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