Wildfires – Siberia
Since the beginning of the year, 5,626 wildfire outbreaks were recorded in Russia ravaging more than 852,00 hectares of territories. However, compared to the same period last year, the number of fires remained the same but the territory decreased by 30%. At the same time, the wildfires destroyed 251 buildings including 48 residential buildings. Compared to the same period in 2019, 30% fewer buildings burned down.
At the moment there are 64 forest fires burning, the total area is 13,000 hectares.
Wildfires – Nova Scotia, Canada
Firefighters in Nova Scotia continued to battle three significant wildfires in three counties, including two fires that were brought under control on Tuesday.
The Department of Lands and Forestry said dry conditions across the province fuelled the wildfires in Yarmouth, Kings and Antigonish counties, which all broke out on Monday.