Kazakhstan battles huge wildfire in northern forest

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterNUR-SULTAN, Sept 5 (Reuters) – A huge wildfire is raging across 106,000 acres (428 square kilometres) of forest in Kazakhstan’s northern Kostanay province and hundreds of people have been evacuated from the area, the Central Asian nation’s Emergencies Ministry said on Monday.The fire started on Saturday, the ministry said in a statement, and quickly spread because of hot weather and strong winds. Eleven people have been hurt and one person killed in the fire, it said.In the settlement of Amankaragai, on the edge of the forest, firefighters were hosing down hotspots on Monday …
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