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Wildfires ravage Siberia amid heatwave


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Wildfires ravage Siberia amid heatwave

Western Siberia is burning amid a heatwave that has seen temperatures hit 35 degrees celsius for weeks.

Forest fires have ravaged up to 15,000 hectares and smoke has badly disrupted air traffic.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has urged authorities to give local people all the help they need.

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