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Offbeat in pictures. In Siberia, fires ravage more than a million hectares of forests

04:22  21 july  2021
04:22  21 july  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Un spécialiste du service local de protection des forêts travaille à l'extinction d'un feu près du village de Magaras, dans la région de Yakoutie, en Russie, le 17 juillet 2021. © Roman Kutukov / Reuters A specialist in the local forest protection service works at the extinction of a fire near the village of Magaras, in the Yakoutie Region, Russia, July 17, 2021.

1.5 million hectares of forest have gone in smoke, in Siberia, northeast of Russia, where mercury records unusually hot temperatures. For several weeks, the authorities and inhabitants have been trying to extinguish the fires, which has become recurring in the last three years.

Plus d'une centaine de feux se sont déclarés en Russie. © Roman Kutukov / Reuters More than a hundred fires declared themselves in Russia.

This is one of the coldest regions of the world. Yet for several weeks, fires ravage Siberia, Russia , where 1.5 million hectares of forests have already gone in smoke.

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The region is experiencing abnormally high temperatures, browsing the 30 degrees, or ten times more than normals tell a journalist from France Television . Fires are counted by hundreds in the country.

Everyday, young villagers go to the forest taiga around Terryut to try to extinguish the flames that continue to expand, wrapping this isolated village of eastern Siberia of a bitter mist, details The Guardian.

Des pompiers et des volontaires creusent une ligne de pare-feu près du village de Magaras, dans la région de Yakoutie, en Russie, le 17 juillet 2021. © Roman Kutukov / Reuters Firefighters and volunteers dig a firewall near the village of Magaras, in the region of Yakoutie, Russia, July 17, 2021.

"For a month already, we do not see anymore Nothing through smoke ", said Varvara, a retiree 63 years of the village of Teryut, in the British newspaper. "We have already returned young children. And the fires are very close, just 2 km from our village.

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"Death danger" Une fumée étouffante s'est abattue sur de nombreux villages et ville de Sibérie. © Roman Kutukov / Reuters A stifling smoke fell on many villages and city of Siberia.

These extraordinary forest fires release a stifling smog in the Russian Yakoutie region, where the authorities have described the climate of this summer as the driest over the last 150 years. And this after five years of hot summers who, according to the villagers, turned the forests and the surrounding fields into powder.

L'ampleur sans précédent des incendies a incité les habitants à rejoindre les brigades de pompiers auxiliaires. © Roman Kutukov / Reuters The unprecedented extent of fires has prompted locals to join the auxiliary fire brigades.

The inhabitants of Iakutsk are worried about their health. The stifling smog has been plane for days on the city of more than 280,000 inhabitants, where residents have been warned to stay at home.

Many people contacted by The Guardian sent iQAir screenshots, an application on air quality. The concentration of pollutants in the air of downtown Iakutsk is so high that it is accompanied by an icon representing a man carrying a gas mask and the description "danger of death" .

The Russian authorities, who deploy air means to fight against the flames, fear an acceleration of the thaw, which could have the quantities of greenhouse gases, can we read in Euronews .

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