Hundreds of Fires in Russia & Argentina

FNN, via Daily News Bulletin:

More than 500 wildfires have erupted in three Russian regions over the last 24 hours, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. 578 wildfires have erupted in three Russian regions (Far East, Siberia and Volga Urals) over the last 24 hours. A total of 819 wildfires have been registered, 579 of them were extinguished, 240 wildfires continue covering a total area of 18,142.2 hectares, (45,000 acres) the Russian Emergencies Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.”

Gristmill tells us the smoke choking Buenos Aires Argentina are deliberately set blazes by farmers clearing land for soybean planting. The sets blew up.

Here is a broader satellite view of the Argentina wildfires from Modis/NASA.