"Russian Forest Fires Spread, at Least 7 Dead"

"MOSCOW -- Forest fires continue to rage around several Russian cities and officials say at least seven people have died, including two firefighters.

Fires have encircled the southern city of Voronezh and ravaged the forests and villages in areas around Nizhny Novgorod, Russia's fifth-largest city located about 300 miles, (475 kilometers) east of Moscow."

The Associated Press had the story July 30, 2010.


"Heatwave Smog Turns Muscovites Into Heavy Smokers" (Reuters)

"Russian Heat Wave Kills Fish, Crops" (CBC)

"From Fires to Fish, Heat Wave Batters Russia" (New York Times)

"Drought Fuels Social Tensions" (Moscow Times)

"Moscow Suffers 'Hottest Day Ever'" (BBC News)

"Raging Russian Fires Destroy Homes, People Flee" (AP)

Source: AP, 07/30/2010