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June 27, 2020 - US News & World Report

Fivefold Growth of Forest Fires in Siberia Reported

Fivefold Growth of Forest Fires in Siberia Reported
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s forest fire aerial protection service says forest fires in Siberia have grown nearly fivefold over the past week.

The fires come amid a notable heat wave in parts of the sprawling region. A high temperature of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 F) was reported a week ago in the town of Verkhoyansk,. If the reading is confirmed, it would be the hottest day ever recorded in the Arctic.

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