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Fog from peat fires blankets Moscow amid heat wave

Date : 26th July 2010, Source : BBC Link to News Story

An acrid fog from forest and peat fires has blanketed Moscow, as the Russian capital swelters in a record heat wave. Firefighters were trying to douse 60 fires covering 59 hectares (145 acres) in the countryside outside Moscow on Monday, the emergencies ministry said. People with bronchial problems were advised to stay indoors as the level of toxic particles in the air rose five to eight times above the norm. Flights were unaffected, but the smog shrouded landmarks like the Kremlin.

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