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Fires in Russia and China

Fires in Russia and China Natural Disasters

Dry windy weather caused a large fire danger in northern China. October 9, 2011 in Heilongjiang Province, local authorities announced the fire alarm. Russian representatives said that the large fires in the Far East under control.

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Photo: MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Holli Riebeek.

U.S. Navy drones UPGRADED TO HOLD TEST MQ-8C FIRE SCOUT

This month, the U.S. Navy received first upgraded UAV MQ-8C Fire Scout, manufactured by Northrop Grumman, reports now ASDNews. The device will be used for ground and flight tests.   Larger UAV flight duration will allow a quarter to reduce the burden on operators, says vice president of tactical systems of medium-range Verdulakis George (George Vardoulakis).   Upcoming tests will be carried out in order to merit the operational readiness of the upgraded drone. In the first step before the first flight of the UAV will perform testing through the on-board systems and receive commands from a ground control station.

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The Northern Fleet for the first time in 20 years received a new fire trucks

The Russian Northern Fleet has received new fire trucks. The military command of fire protection associations and connections of the Northern Fleet received 21 fire engine AC-6-40 on the basis of "Ural-43202."

 Photo source:lenta.ru

Until the end of this year, a firefighter connections will be transferred to an additional 12 new fire engines to replace already served their life vehicles.

Renewal of the fleet of fire fighting equipment is made in the tightening of fire safety measures at military bases and warehouses of missile and artillery weapons, fuels and lubricants. Sent military vehicles have a high

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Global map of fires in the period from 10 to 19 June

June 28, 2013. With the help of satellites «Terra and Aqua» made a map of fires raging in the forests and plains across our planet. At stake is a hit even a small ignition source, which emerged in the period from 10 to 19 June 2013.

The intensity of the fire is indicated by a color palette of red (lowest severity) to yellow (fires are very dangerous territory off long ago). When creating maps professionals have relied on satellite data on the thermal anomalies on the surface of the Earth.

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On the planet of a growing number of victims of fires

On the planet of a growing number of victims of fires Facts

According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1997 to 2006 in the world by land fires killed about 339,000 people. In only one in North Africa (region of the Sahara Desert) and south-east Asia from the fire and smoke kills 157,000 every year and 110,000 people respectively.

In addition to the direct threat of fire scientists note also harmful health effects of smoke particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers. Thus, during the atmospheric phenomenon La Nina because of fire and smoke from malicious killed 262,000

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SVP Poseidon was first tested the Russian Emergencies Ministry to extinguish the fire with water

The ship amphibious hovercraft for the first time tested the Russian Emergencies Ministry to extinguish the fire with water. According to the official representative of the Ministry of Irina Rossius, experimental use of amphibious fire-rescue hovercraft "Poseidon" began in the Astrakhan region. The official representative of the Ministry of Emergency Situations pocherknula that the ship is staffed fire equipment — pumps and sets fire hoses and other means necessary to extinguish fires. "The experiment will run until April 2014. During this time the work of the vessel will be tested during the formation and strengthening of the ice, and

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The descendants of the ancient pishchals

October 8 at the Cultural Center of the Armed Forces of Russian Federation held a conference devoted to the past and future of Russian artillery. The event was dedicated to the 630 th anniversary of its occurrence. As happens in similar conferences, it is not confined alone reports. During the event there was an exhibition of new artillery systems. It should be noted, were represented only layout of promising guns and self-propelled guns, but even they are interested in a particular enthusiasm for the subject.

Less countless models were naval guns. Existing photo and video materials can be complex to

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In Nevada again raging forest fires

In Nevada again raging forest fires Natural Disasters

Governor of Reno, Nev., Michael Ernandes imposed emergency rule in connection with forest fires, which began January 20, 2012. He also said that the rapid scooping flame was destroyed 20 homes, and one person died. However, to determine the cause of death will have to open. Governor not taken a final judgment on damages caused by fires.

More than 250 firefighters and rescue workers worked to hold the flame. For security reasons, more than 10 thousand people have been forced from their homes. By the evening of 20 January, more than two

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Canada: Smog from forest fires covered the provinces of Ontario and Quebec

July 4, 2013. Wildfires raging for several days in Canada, provoked the appearance of smog over the southern provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Something like that experienced people in Central Russia in 2010! Warning of the danger and orders regarding the smog was declared in almost all districts of Southern Quebec. In Ontario, while this is the status of the reduced risk, but if the fire does not stop, because of the smog formed in cities and towns, this region may also help in the disaster area.

At the moment, forest fires have destroyed about 250,000 hectares of forest. But

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The Australian state of Queensland on fire

The Australian state of Queensland on fire Natural Disasters

In the north-eastern state of Australia recorded 73 separate source of fire. The strength of the ensuing fire so large that are threatened nearby communities. People living in the area near the lake and Holiforda Broadwater already evacuated away tons of fire. Are on the verge of evacuation and other western areas of Queensland.

The fire continues to burn, despite the decrease of temperature. Contribute to its spread, dry weather and the wind, the speed of which is in the range of 35-40 km / h Forecasts for dates

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