A Day of Fighting Forest Fires

A Day of Fighting Forest Fires

07 June 2011

published by www.themoscowtimes.com               

Russia — Photo Gallery from the Moscow Times

A member of a Siberian firefighting squad starts his day by checking equipment.



Dozens of hectares are burning as a result of dry hot weather, dry thunderstorms and human carelessness.


An Emergency Situations Ministry Mi-8 helicopter scooped up three tons of Angara River water and dropped it on forest fires near the village of Boguchany, located about 560 kilometers northeast of Krasnoyarsk.


The Emergency Situations Ministry uses a special basket to dump water on forest fires.


Photos: Ilya Naymushin / Reuters

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