Deadly Wildfires Sweep Across Siberia, Scorching Entire Towns

According to the Associated Press and other news sources, massive Siberian wildfires have killed at least 23 people and left as many as 5,000 people homeless during the past few days. The fires have injured at least 850 people after they burned through entire villages in the eastern Khakasiya region during the weekend.
The blazes were initially set as grassland fires for agricultural purposes, but high winds and dry conditions allowed the flames to quickly get out-of-control. Officials are investigating some of the fires for possible arson charges.