The wildfires that have been raging across 7,000 hectares in Russia’s Far East have been mostly extinguished, the local forestry department said Friday.

fireMore than 370 firefighters, 71 pieces of equipment and three aircraft were mobilized to fight the wildfires, the department said.

Meanwhile, 14 wildfires covering an area of 552 hectares are still raging in the Amur, Khabarovsk and Jewish Autonomous Regions, it said.

Overall, 147 forest fires on 37,500 hectares of land have been registered in the Far East this year, more than in the same period in 2016. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/