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Wildfires in Siberia started on purpose, says General Prosecutor

Posted On: Aug. 8, 2019 6:06 AM CST

The General Prosecutor of Siberia said that it has identified cases in which forest fires in the Irkutsk region had been started on purpose to hide illegal wood felling, reported citing media sources. Dutch environmental organization Greenpeace said that the fires covered 4.3 million hectares of land.

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