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Russia mobilises 240,000 to fight deadly wildfires

Date : 31st July 2010, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Almost 240,000 people have been mobilised across Russia to tackle wildfires that have killed at least 30 people, officials say. The military has pooled resources with firefighters; the emergencies ministry said 25,000 engines were being used. But with temperatures forecast to hit 40C (104F) in some areas, the ministry has warned more fires are likely. Several villages and swathes of forest have been destroyed, but officials say they are now on top of the situation.

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