Wildfires which have scorched parts of Siberia this summer on the back of a prolonged heatwave wave spreasd to a remote Russian nature reserve on Saturday.

The fire has been raging in the forest of the Denezhkin Kamen Nature Reserve for a week and hit the area of 30 hectares (74 acres).

Russia’s Aerial Forest Protection Service on Saturday reported 153 active fires across the country, with 40 of them in Sverdlovsk region.

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