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11 June 2024 / The Moscow Times / The Moscow Times

Far East Russia’s Sakha Declares Wildfire Emergency

Yakutsk, Sakha, Russia

Sakha is now the fourth region in the Far East where a state of emergency is currently in place due to wildfires. The other three are the Zabaykalsky and Amur regions, as well as the republic of Buryatia. Russia’s wildfire season officially began in early March. By mid-April, regions in the Far East recorded nearly twice as many fires as they had during the same period last year, with most blazes caused by human negligence.

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