Several fires are raging in the Krasnoyarsk region (eastern Siberia), affecting about two hundred buildings and killing at least five people, local officials said Saturday, declaring a state of emergency.
“The fire spread to areas inhabited by more than 16 people, burning about 200 buildings, several sawmills, a kindergarten, and there are already dead.“The Ministry of Emergency Situations in the region said in a telegram.
So far, five people have died.
Calling the situation “Difficult“Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region.
300 people and more than 90 vehicles were involved
Authorities say about 300 people and more than 90 vehicles were involved in putting out the blaze.
“Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in at least two places.“, The local ministry added.
Unprecedented fires in Siberia have been wreaking havoc for years.
In 2021, fires, especially in eastern Siberia, emitted 16 million tons of carbon (the 4th highest since measurements began in 2003), according to the annual European Climate Report.
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