VLADIVOSTOK, June 19 (RIA Novosti)
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"Satellite monitoring and aircraft surveillance registered a total of 29 forest fires in the past 24 hours; nine of them were extinguished and nine more localized," the ministry said in a statement.
The remaining forest fires had spread over the total area of about 54 hectares, the ministry added.
Wildfires in forested regions of Russia are common during the dry and hot summer season. Most of the time, the fires start because of the careless behavior of local residents in the woods.
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