Peat bogs burning in drought

Peat bogs burning in drought

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Caption: Burning peat. Smoke rising from a burning peat bog during a drought. In extreme drought peat bogs can catch fire and burn with a smouldering action producing smoke and noxious fumes. Once started the will often burn for months or even years. This photograph shows part of a fire that started in Russia in 2010, burnt for several months and destroyed 10,000 homes.

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Keywords: 2010, bog, burning, danger, disaster, drought, dry, fire, fumes, hazard, health, moscow, natural, novosti, noxious, peat, pollution, region, russia, smoke, smoking, smoulder, smouldering

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