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Thousands of firefighters sent to save Russian nuclear research centre

Russia has sent thousands of firefighters to douse wildfires close to its top nuclear research centre in Sarov, a town in the Nizhny Novgorod region still closed to foreigners as in Soviet times.

Fire near Russian nuclear centre grows, Sydney Morning Herald, August 13, 2010 Wildfires raging close to Russia’s main nuclear research centre have grown in size and emergency services are working round the clock to contain the blaze, officials say.

Russia has sent thousands of firefighters to douse wildfires close to its top nuclear research centre in Sarov, a town in the Nizhny Novgorod region still closed to foreigners as in Soviet times.

“The fire which appeared in the eastern part of the nature reserve two days ago after lightning struck a pine tree has grown in size and now presents a certain danger,” the head of the emergencies ministry for Mordovia, Major General Vyacheslav Kormilitsyn, said in a statement on Friday.

Fire near Russian nuclear centre grows

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