Wildfires Scorch Russia's Rostov Region Amid Hot and Windy Weather

Dry heat and strong wind gusts made the elimination of a significant wildfire in the Rostov region of Russia more difficult on Tuesday, August 16.

The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry reported that 537 personnel and 122 pieces of equipment were on site to tackle the blaze on Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday afternoon, the fire spanned 331 hectares (1.3 square miles), the ministry said. By Wednesday, the fire was “under control” and its spread was “not observed.” Credit: Russian Emergencies Ministry via Storyful

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