- Title: Volunteers battle wild fires raging in Urals
- Date: 26th August 2021
- Summary: SVERDLOVSK REGION, RUSSIA (AUGUST 25, 2021) (REUTERS) AERIAL VIEW OF BURNING FOREST (MUTE) AERIAL VIEW OF BURNING FOREST AND HOUSES (MUTE) BURNING HOUSE MAN USING TREE BRANCHES TO PUT OUT FIRE / HOUSES VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEER WALKING UP TO FOREST FIRE, PUTTING IT OUT (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEER STANDING NEAR BURNING BUSHES (NIGHT SHOTS) VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEERS PUTTING OUT FOREST FIRE (NIGHT SHOTS) BURNING TREE TRUNK (NIGHT SHOT) VOLUNTEER PUTTING OUT FIRE, DISAPPEARING IN DARK (NIGHT SHOT) VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEERS POURING WATER INTO WATER SPRAYER BACKPACKS (NIGHT SHOTS) (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) VOLUNTEER, ANNA (NO LAST NAME GIVEN), SAYING: "We had our baptism of fire. It's very tough, I don't know how you guys do it every day. It's very hot there and scary." VARIOUS OF VOLUNTEERS NEAR TRUCK (NIGHT SHOTS) BOTTLES OF WATER (NIGHT SHOT) VOLUNTEERS CROSSING ROAD (NIGHT SHOT) VARIOUS OF CAR DRIVING IN SMOKE VARIOUS OF AERIAL VIEWS OF SMOKE RISING ABOVE FOREST (MUTE)
- Embargoed: 9th September 2021 11:06
- Keywords: burnt house forest night shot volunteer wild fire
- Location: SVERDLOVSK REGION, RUSSIA
- City: SVERDLOVSK REGION, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Europe,Wildfires/Forest Fires
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERX2SZR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Volunteers stepped up to extinguish wild fires raging in the Sverdlovsk region as the flames approach major towns in the area.
According to a report by the Aerial Forest Protection Service released on Thursday (August 26) there are currently over 50 fire points in the region, the highest number in Russia.
Yekaterinburg, the biggest city in the region, is periodically covered by smog due to fires in the neighbouring forests.
Russia has seen its annual fire season become more ferocious in recent years, as climate change has driven unusually high temperatures.
Last week has been abnormally hot in Yekaterinburg as air temperature has set several all-time records.
(Production: Alexey Malgavko, Dmitry Turlyun)
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