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More than 12,000 hectares of land burned in the Astrakhan nature reserve due to a fire

In the Astrakhan reserve, almost three days after the start, a natural fire was eliminated, reported RIA News in the administration of a specially protected area.

The fire broke out on the night of March 16, it was located on the evening of March 17 and liquidated on the evening of March 18. According to the representative of the reserve, about 12.85 thousand hectares of land burned, including 490 hectares of forest. The exact area covered by the fire and the damage caused are promised to be established later on the results of the investigation.

“There are no hotspots of active burning on the territory of the reserve, there is smoke remaining,” the reserve added.

Previously reportedthat scientists from Tsinghua University (China) recorded record carbon dioxide emissions from large fires in the boreal forests of North America and Eurasia that raged in the summer of 2021.

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