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US News West of Siberia struck by dozens of fires

20:58  27 july  2021
20:58  27 july  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

After ravaging more than 400 ha, the fire at the Franco-Spanish border is mastered

 After ravaging more than 400 ha, the fire at the Franco-Spanish border is mastered © provided by Le Parisien Le Parisien It took near 48 hours to overcome flames. The fire that has devastated since Friday more than 400 ha of forest in a natural park on the Catalan coast, near the Franco-Spanish border, is now "mastered", announced Sunday night the firefighters of Catalonia. The soldiers of the fire "believe that the forest fire of Cap de Creus is mastered," they indicated in a statement.

Cette photo aérienne prise depuis un avion le 27 juillet 2021, montre la fumée s'élevant d'un incendie de forêt à l'extérieur du village de Berdigestyakh, dans la république de Sakha, en Sibérie. © AFP - Dimitar Dilkoff This aerial photo taken from a plane on July 27, 2021, shows the smoke rising from a forest fire outside From the village of Berdigestyakh, in the Republic of Sakha, Siberia.

in Siberia, where the lights redouble power every year, the situation has become uncontrollable. In the Karelia, a region located in the east of Finland, the Russians discovered for the first time this year the drought, and accordingly the fires of large scale.

with our special envoy to Koudama, Paul Gogo

Vita, thirty, had the fear of his life when she saw great clouds of smoke arrive above his village, Koudama west of the Russia . In his garden, this sports specialist in sleigh dog races has a hundred dogs at his charge. We can easily imagine his stress when the fire has arrived one kilometer from home last week.

the American West burns, an electricity supplier questioned

 the American West burns, an electricity supplier questioned © provided by the point L ES fires continued on Monday their frantic race across the American West, a Californian electricity supplier - already responsible for the 'The most murderer fire of the state - being implicated in the departure of some of these fires. The fire season is just beginning and 80 large fires already rage through the United States , where they have consumed more than 4,700 km² of vegetation.

"When the danger has arrived, and the firefighters have arrived, we were already on the ground. My husband spent three days with them to turn off the lights. Forestry companies brought bulldozers, they dug anti-fire bands to surround the flames, "says the resident of this rescued village.

"This is the first time we see fires of such magnitude"

since the beginning of July, some 40 fires have triggered in these forests of Karelia and more than 11,000 hectares burned. The long-awaited rainfall is slow to come. A first in this region usually wet. The trees, burned in their base, would now collapse as dominoes, preventing the relief from circulating on the forest roads. Ivan and Anna, residents of the region, came to participate in the cleaning of these paths. "It's normal, all the inhabitants of Karelia have to help. Who will do it if it's not us? It's been 9, 10 years old, which I live here, it's the first time

we see fires of such magnitude, "he testifies. Ivan is at the chainsaw, for his part, Anna tries, in vain, to extinguish roots on fire. Water muds on the floor. rescuers, military and volunteers continue their daily struggle against fire, but the war is still far from won.

Many other parts of the country

are also prey to the flames. Monday, Finland announced fear that Karelia fires will not reach its territory.

Fire flowers from the villages to Athens .
The soldiers of the Greek fire, which had to be strengthened Friday morning by French firefighters, have fought all night a violent fire at 30 km north of Athens, where five people Have been injured, five evacuated localities and several burned houses, according to the authorities. The Greek capital again woke up in a pungent smell and the smoke of the fire, which took over Thursday afternoon at the foot of Mount Parnis, after burning more than 1,200 hectares since Tuesday.

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