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    The number of wildfires in Russia has fallen from 201 to 190 over the last twenty-four hours, with the worst affected areas remaining Siberia, the Urals and the Far East, the Federal Forest Agency said on Tuesday.

    The number of wildfires in Russia has fallen from 201 to 190 over the last twenty-four hours, with the worst affected areas remaining Siberia, the Urals and the Far East, the Federal Forest Agency said on Tuesday.

    “On Tuesday morning 190 wildfires with a total area of 21,700 hectares are raging in Russia. They do not represent a threat to residential areas and local economies,” the agency said in a statement.

    About 4,900 people, 46 aircraft and 516 vehicles are fighting the fires.

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