Abnormal heat and strong winds have firefighters working overtime in Tomsk, Siberia this week where they are still battling blazes that have now spread over 15,000 hectares of Russian forests.
Thick smog from the fire has forced the local airport to close, delaying travelers with flight cancellations.
Firefighters are using helicopters to dump water on the fire because this summer broke 170 year old records for heat and dryness.
With temperatures over 90 degrees and without any precipitation in the forecast the job won't be getting any easier for those firefighters.
Published on Jul 27, 2012 by IBTimesTV