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Train on Trans-Siberian railway goes through wall of fire from grass and forest inferno

By The Siberian Times reporter
27 February 2019

Wildfires ablaze early in year due to lack of snow, posing threat to railway in Russian Far East.

Early wildfires in the Far East of Russia threaten train riles. Picture: PrimaMedia

The video shows a train battling through a surging flames and smoke in Primorsky region. 

The footage supplied to Prima Media was filmed on 27 February 

Fire and smoke are so strong on the stretch between Guberovo and Lastochka stations that for some time the train cannot be seen.

Flames were several metres high, it was reported. 

Smoke is threatening the city of Vladivostok, the terminus of the Trans-Siberian railway. 

wildfires Far East of Russia


wildfires Far East of Russia


wildfires Far East of Russia


wildfires Far East of Russia
Smoke from wildfires reached Russia's Pacific capital Vladivostok. Pictures: PrimaMedia


Wildfires exceed 212,000 hectares in 2019.

Some 77,000 hectare are forest. 

A special anti-fire regime/has been introduced in 10 municipalities: Khasansky, Partizansky, Lazovsky, Khankaisky, Kavalerovsky, Olginsky, Nadezhdinsky, Oktyabrsky, Ussuryisky and Dalnegorsky.

A lack of snow in the Russian Far East is seen as a cause of the early wildfires. 

TRAIN GOES THROUGH A WALL OF FIRE



Comments (4)

I am sorry about this extreme condition of lack of snow and fire. I hope your firefighters are successful and stay safe.
Donna, Fall River. USA
01/03/2019 10:00
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Parabéns para o condutor de trem. Eu fiz uma viagem no transiberiano. Foi uma experiencia maravilhosa.
Yara Narli Oliveira Soares, Porto Alegre, Brasil
28/02/2019 19:57
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Such courage!
Psylgar, Hallsville, USA
28/02/2019 14:41
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hat off to the train driver!
MORAK Benedikjt, Moscow
27/02/2019 23:19
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