Roscosmos published a photo taken from the Meteor-M satellite of forest fires in Yakutia

Image source: © АО "Российские космические системы"

Smoke covers the region from the city of Mirny to the village of Ust-May and from Yakutsk to Aldan

TASS, July 28. Thick smoke is visible over Yakutia in a photo of forest fires taken from space by the Meteor-M satellite. The image was published on Twitter by Roscosmos.

"Our Earth remote sensing satellites are also continuously monitoring the situation. This photo was taken from the Meteor-M device, " the caption to the image says.

The photo shows that the smoke covers the region from the city of Mirny to the village of Ust-May and from Yakutsk to Aldan.

Earlier, the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia reported that there are 18 wildfires in the Mountainous region. In total, 455 people and 15 pieces of equipment were involved in extinguishing. 65 people and 10 pieces of equipment work near the village of Byay-Kyuel on the edge of the fire, including from the Kobyai district. There are eight wildfires in the Verkhneviluysky district, 255 people and 31 units of equipment are working to extinguish them. 46 people and nine pieces of equipment are involved in the village of Kyryky.

Yakutia is one of the most fire-prone regions of Russia. Now there is an emergency situation there. Since July 1, residents are forbidden to visit the forests.

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