Russia’s Summer Of Fires

The aftermath of a massive blast in Makhachkala, southern Russia, that killed at least 35 people on the evening of August 14. Local media report the blast may have been caused by chemicals stored in a warehouse that caught fire. 

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The aftermath of a massive blast in Makhachkala, southern Russia, that killed at least 35 people on the evening of August 14. Local media report the blast may have been caused by chemicals stored in a warehouse that caught fire. 

Firefighters battle a blaze at a fertilizer storage facility in Ramenskoye, near Moscow, on August 13. 

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Firefighters battle a blaze at a fertilizer storage facility in Ramenskoye, near Moscow, on August 13. 

A destroyed building of the Zagorsk Optical and Mechanical Plant in Sergiyev Posad, near Moscow, on August 9. At least one person was killed and eight are missing after an explosion at the factory, which produces optical equipment for various industries including the Russian military. 

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A destroyed building of the Zagorsk Optical and Mechanical Plant in Sergiyev Posad, near Moscow, on August 9. At least one person was killed and eight are missing after an explosion at the factory, which produces optical equipment for various industries including the Russian military. 

A fire at a grain storage warehouse in Kubansky, in Russia's Krasnodar region, on August 6. 

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A fire at a grain storage warehouse in Kubansky, in Russia’s Krasnodar region, on August 6. 

Smoke rises from a fire in a battery production workshop in Voskresensk, near Moscow, on August 3. No casualties were reported in the blaze. 

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Smoke rises from a fire in a battery production workshop in Voskresensk, near Moscow, on August 3. No casualties were reported in the blaze. 

A fire broke out at a tire factory in Lyubertsy, a suburb of Moscow, on August 1. 

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A fire broke out at a tire factory in Lyubertsy, a suburb of Moscow, on August 1. 

A man looks at the damage from a drone that exploded on impact with a skyscraper in Moscow's International Business Center on August 1. 

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A man looks at the damage from a drone that exploded on impact with a skyscraper in Moscow’s International Business Center on August 1. 

Damage from a blast and fire after a drone hit a high-rise building in Moscow on July 24. 

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Damage from a blast and fire after a drone hit a high-rise building in Moscow on July 24. 

Firefighters douse flames at a paper warehouse in Aksay, in Russia's Rostov region, on July 21.  

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Firefighters douse flames at a paper warehouse in Aksay, in Russia’s Rostov region, on July 21.  

Houses burn in Shaidurikha village on July 12 amid wildfires in the Sverdlovsk region. Dozens of houses were destroyed and one pensioner reportedly died in the disaster. 

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Houses burn in Shaidurikha village on July 12 amid wildfires in the Sverdlovsk region. Dozens of houses were destroyed and one pensioner reportedly died in the disaster. 

Firefighters battle a tire warehouse fire in St. Petersburg on July 5. 

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Firefighters battle a tire warehouse fire in St. Petersburg on July 5. 

Smoke streams out of the building that houses Moscow's famous Cafe Pushkin on July 6. A fire reportedly broke out on the roof of the site. No casualties were reported. 

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Smoke streams out of the building that houses Moscow’s famous Cafe Pushkin on July 6. A fire reportedly broke out on the roof of the site. No casualties were reported. 

A firefighter at the entrance to a factory in Khimki, near Moscow, that erupted in flames on July 3.

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A firefighter at the entrance to a factory in Khimki, near Moscow, that erupted in flames on July 3.

A building of the Rostov-on-Don Zoo smoulders after a fire on June 26. 

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A building of the Rostov-on-Don Zoo smoulders after a fire on June 26. 

A woman watches a fuel tank burning in Voronezh, southern Russia, on June 24. The fuel tank exploded as a Russian military helicopter flew near it during the short-lived uprising by the Wagner mercenary group. 

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A woman watches a fuel tank burning in Voronezh, southern Russia, on June 24. The fuel tank exploded as a Russian military helicopter flew near it during the short-lived uprising by the Wagner mercenary group. 

The impact site of an apparent kamikaze drone that smashed into an apartment block in Voronezh on June 9. Three people were lightly wounded by glass fragments in the blast. The Voronezh region partly borders Ukraine.

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The impact site of an apparent kamikaze drone that smashed into an apartment block in Voronezh on June 9. Three people were lightly wounded by glass fragments in the blast. The Voronezh region partly borders Ukraine.

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