Wildfires around Lake Baikal, Russia (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Caption Temperatures in this region have skyrocketed in the past few weeks to the 70s prompting outbreaks of fires. Credit NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.