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UNESCO World Heritage site burns in Komi

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In the Komi Republic, the Yugyd Va National Park, which is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, caught fire. It is reported by RIA Novosti.

According to Greenpeace, the fire broke out on the territory of the national park on July 29, by now the fire area has amounted to about 50 hectares. The fire is believed to have been caused by an unextinguished fire. The fire is being extinguished by the joint efforts of Greenpeace employees and the regional base of Avialesookhrana.

Several large forest fires have been recorded in Komi this year. Currently, there are 19 fires in the republic on an area of ​​5.8 hectares. According to the head of the fire department of the Russian Greenpeace, Grigory Kuksin, rescuers from other regions of the country were sent to Komi, but their efforts are still not enough.

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The Yugyd Va National Park was established in 1994, and in 1995, together with the Pechoro-Ilych Reserve, it became the first Russian UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Within its borders, the taiga, untouched by man, has been preserved, the only one in the Northern European region.

Source: Rosbalt

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