- Title: RUSSIA-WILDFIRES/BAIKAL Wildfires rage around Russia's lake Baikal
- Date: 28th August 2015
- Summary: IRKUTSK REGION, RUSSIA (AUGUST 27, 2015) (REUTERS) SMOKE RISING ABOVE FOREST ON SHORE OF LAKE BAIKAL SHOT FROM MOVING BOAT SMOKE SMOKE ABOVE FOREST BOAT AT BAIKAL BAY VIEW OF SHORE, SMOKE RISING ABOVE FOREST FIREFIGHTING AIRCRAFT EXTINGUISHING FIRE VARIOUS OF SMOKE ABOVE FOREST VARIOUS OF FOREST ON FIRE VARIOUS OF SMOKE RISING ABOVE BURNING FOREST ON BAIKAL SHORE REFLECTION OF FIRE IN BAIKAL WATER
- Embargoed: 12th September 2015 13:00
- Topics: General
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- Story Text: Wildfires raging near Russia's Lake Baikal have destroyed forests and have scared away tourists at the peak of the summer season.
On Thursday (August 27) over 25 thousand hectares of forest were impacted by the fire.
The regional Emergencies Ministry staff was assisted by local volunteers and firefighting aircrafts to put out the fires.
The fire damaged forests in several natural reservations around the lake and thick smoke covered picturesque Baikal shores. Tourists have been evacuated from camping sites and hotels located in the areas affected by the fire.
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