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In Canada, can not put out a huge fire

In Canada, can not cope with the fire

Strong forest fire swept 259,000 hectares of forest in the province of Alberta, that is 65 miles north of one of the centers of the development of oil sands — Fort McMurray.

As the representative of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Alberta, in fire fighting involved 417 people. Stop its spread so far failed.   Due to a fire halted production of oil sands in the field "Curl" the company "Imperial Oil" around which using heavy equipment Now constructing firebreaks, ITAR-TASS reported.

Source: kp.ru.

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Heat, fire and smoke — has already begun!

This season started with a hell of a triad of Yakutia and at least a month earlier than last year. The situation is almost identical to last year's scenario. First blocking anticyclone and precipitation deficit, then drought and heat, and then fire and smoke. All of this is painfully familiar. Under the hood of the anticyclone little smoke dissipates and spreads thick suffocating pall. Yakutsk suffocating. Eloquent photo Spectroradiometer MODIS Terra satellite on May 26, at 02:45 UTC.

Source: news.gismeteo.ru.

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China fired plant

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23.02.11.Na east China fired plant containers. According to Xinhua, the fire broke out at the enterprise in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province on Wednesday morning. Information about the victims have not yet been reported. It is currently known that firefighters continue to fight the fire.

To date, the rescuers managed to evacuate the plant in flames 10.

According to incoming reports, at the time of fire inside the building were at least 20 people, according to ITAR-TASS.

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Around 500 people were evacuated to the island of Sardinia from fires

Italian firefighters in these watches continue to fight the fire on the island of Sardinia. The fires provoked unprecedented heat, on the island and in other regions of the country are burning the forests, fields and destroyed several homes.

According to local media on Sunday, from the vicinity of the town of San Teodoro evacuated about 500 people, including tourists. Information on casualties have been reported yet.

According to RIA Novosti, in extinguishing the fire on the island of Sardinia, involving hundreds of firefighters and a lot of equipment, including four aircraft and four helicopters.

Forest fires covered almost

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2011 fires have broken a record in 2010

Russia awaits hellish summer

The area of natural fires in Russia exceeded the previous year almost doubled to 296 thousand hectares. This was reported on Emergency Ministry Online.

Only in 2011, there was 8.56 thousand wildfires (last year there were 8.83 thousand). Although the number of seats of fire this year so far inferior to last year, but they have already managed to overtake them on the area. In 2010, a fire swept area only 149 hectares, which is 1.9 times less than in 2011.

According to authorities, over the past day in the country put out 249

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The first robotic fire train set up in Russia

JSC "Russian Railways" with GWF "Departmental Security railway Russia" Voronezh Carriages, JSC "Vagonremmash", JSC "Ruzhimmash" developed a model of the new rolling stock, which will ensure the effective control of a fire in the open, and in tunnels.

 Photo source:rzd.ru

In the rolling stock includes wagon on which the mobile car fire LUF-60. It can be managed remotely from a distance of 300 meters from the train. LUF-60 can move both on the tracks and the tracks.

 Photo source:sdelanounas.ru

picture story "Performance it to 100 liters per second. The machine has a powerful fan, through which

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A fire at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico

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7.03.11.Na oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico today, there was a fire. As reported by the U.S. Coast Guard, fire managed to eliminate, from the platform evacuated two people. According to available information, the incident no one was hurt. Currently on the site there are two emergency vehicle equipped with fire suppression systems. "This is a safety measure — in case a fire breaks out again," — said the Coast Guard officials.

According to them, the cause of the fire is unknown. Professionals arrive on the platform for inspection only after will have confidence that it is safe

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Settlement of Slave Lake in Alberta almost gone (city in Canada)

The town of Slave Lake, which, as the name implies, is located on the shores of the lake, will probably be rebuilt. Forest fire, driven by wind speed of 80 km / h, almost destroyed several buildings that housed the offices of the village administration, where he lives (or lived) about 7 thousand people.

Mayor Karina Pillay-Kinney confirmed that burned in the fire, and the mayor's office, and the local radio station. All highways in diameter, 70 km from the burning of the town are closed to vehicular traffic.

The smoke from the conflagration so thick that one can

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In the Urals again raging fires, and authorities again deny

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17.05.11.V Sverdlovsk region continues to rage wildfires. Thus, according to pictures taken from the satellite, and the data to map «Google Earth» and is updated every few hours, the region is probably the leader in the number of natural fires.

In particular, fixed fire areas near the Ural capital near the village Koltsovo under Pervouralsky, near the villages of Cedar and Olkhovka, near rivers and Sosva Lobva in Taborinskom area under Gornouralskom, near the village Shogrinskoe Artemovsky urban district as well as in Rezh Serov and urban districts. And just today along Cossacks NP "Ural Cossacks," joined forces with

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Due to lightning in the area burned barn Kukmorsky

Area of the fire was 960 meters

(Kazan, July 6, "Tatar-inform"). Yesterday morning Kukmorsky area in AgroFarm "Friendship" in the village Yatmas Dusaevo fire occurred, the official website of EMERCOM Russia on RT.

Barn building, which contained the calves on fire because of a lightning strike. First arrived on the scene Fire brigade Fire Service of the Republic of Tatarstan in the village Dusaevo. Along with the farm workers are saving calves. All 18 calves were evacuated. No one was injured by the fire. Half an hour later they took the fire under control. Also to help

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