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Officials suspected of setting fire to forest in Angara

Officials suspected of setting fire to forest in Angara
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Residents of the city of Ust-Kut, Irkutsk region suspected employees of the district administration in setting fire to the forest. Now an investigation team is working on the spot. 

On the evening of April 28, local residents detained three representatives of the Ust-Kutsk district administration. They arrived in the taiga by boat; they had cans of gasoline with them. As EastRussia was informed in the press service of the city administration, the site where the officials were detained belongs to the mayor of Ust-Kut.

Now an investigation team is working on the spot. The city administration has no details about whether the arson was and who was detained, the site itself is far from the city, there is no communication there. 

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