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Kazakhstan|environment|September 7, 2022 / 09:57 PM
Kostanai region wildfires localized - Emergency Ministry

AKIPRESS.COM - Minister of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan Yury Ilyin said wildfires in Auliekol district of Kostanai region were localized.

The fires were localized at 3:00 p.m. on September 7. The wildfires started on September 2 in two forest ranges, but extremely hot weather and strong wind led to quick spread of fires.

The fire square reached 43,000 hectares.

Forces and equipment of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, National Guard, Police Academy, Defense Ministry, local authorities, communal services are involved into fire extinguishing. 1,785 people, 207 equipment items, 5 fire trains are involved.

2,091 people were evacuated.

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