C Net: The Arctic is on fire, and these images from space show the choking smoke

Satellite images from NASA and the European Space Agency paint a sobering picture of wildfires burning across Siberia.

Fires are typical for this time of year there, but this summer is proving particularly severe. More than 2.7 million hectares (6,671,845 acres) of remote forest is currently burning across six Siberian and Far East regions, according to Russia’s Federal Forestry Agency, covering entire cities with black smoke and noxious fumes. Lumped together, the fire area would be larger than Massachusetts.

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