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Forest fires destroy dozens of homes and make hundreds homeless in Russia's Chelyabinsk province

The emergency department of Chelyabinsk province, Russia, announced that forest fires in the province destroyed 71 buildings, including residences and summer houses.

The emergency department stated that 71 buildings had been one was damaged, and that 179 people, including 128 children, are currently in temporary residence points.

More than 600 people, 142 units of special equipment, 3 planes and 4 trains are participating in the firefighting operation in the province.

The media had previously reported that the area of ​​forest fires in 3 regions of the Chelyabinsk Province was about 14,000 hectares. Extinguishing these fires is difficult due to strong winds.