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26 July 2019 / Siberia Times / Anna Liesowska

More than two million hectares on fire in Siberia, with tundra on fire destroying the permafrost

Vanavara, Krasnoyarskiy, Russia

Some 784,931 hectares of wildfires are raging on permafrost zones including the Arctic in Yakutia - officially Sakha Republic - and the Khanty-Mansi autonomous region, causing possibly irreparable damage to the tundra. Other infernos are sweeping through boreal forests which are known as the lungs of the Northern Hemisphere.

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From Vanavara village in the Evenki district of Krasnoyarsk region.
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