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In Novosibirsk, Russia, smoke thickens without the prospect of passing. It traveled hundreds of kilometers along Siberia, coming from other parts of the region, where fires are not relentless, and it starts to have effects on the health of the local population.
Renad Yagudin, from the Novosibirsk Hydrometeorological Center, explains that "the smoke does not disappear because the weather is very dry and the winds are very weak".
Pollution in the city has taken several people to the hospital. This was the case with Raisa Brovkina, a local, who, due to the very strong smell of the smoke, felt suffocated and became dizzy.
Russian authorities have been fighting more than 100 fires since June. In total, these fires, which scientists considered "unprecedented", have already affected more than 2,300 million hectares of Russian territory, an area larger than that of Israel.