The track is in sprawling Amur region, an area in the far eastern part of Russia and is surrounded by fire

The track is in sprawling Amur region, an area in the far eastern part of Russia and is surrounded by fire
A shocking video shows how a train in Russia was forced to go through a raging wildfire as flames licked its sides.

The driver launched a foul-mouthed tirade as he realised the scale of the inferno close to the remote Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM), an offshoot of the Trans-Siberian railway.

Some areas of Siberia are facing catastrophic wildfires - with one city Komsomolsk-on-Amur under siege from flames and choking smoke.


Across Russia as a whole, some 23,700 square miles are ablaze - an area nearly three times the size of Wales.

The train video was close to Ulyanovskiy Stroitel station on the BAM rail link, one of the most remote lines in the world.

The blazing wildfire covers areas of Siberia, including the remote Baikal-Amur Mainline, an off-shoot of the Trans-Siberian railway

The blazing wildfire covers areas of Siberia, including the remote Baikal-Amur Mainline, an off-shoot of the Trans-Siberian railway
'We live and work in such complicated circumstances', the driver said as he unleashed his stream of invective.

The driver takes his train on the single track railway built by Stalin through a cloud of smoke before seeing the flames from a burning forest.

This part of the track is in sprawling Amur region, an area far larger than Britain.

Meanwhile, in Komsomolsk-on-Amur residents complained of the 'impotence' of the authorities as fire raged on a hill across the Amur river in Khabarovsk region.

Some areas of Siberia are facing catastrophic wildfires, with more than 23,000 square feet across Russia suffering from blazes

Some areas of Siberia are facing catastrophic wildfires, with more than 23,000 square feet across Russia suffering from blazes
Resident Artyom Zarubin posted a video of the inferno and commented: 'The hill on the right bank of the Amur continues to burn.

'Now the fire moves only in one direction, towards the village of Belgo.'

Local Anna Drekachenko complained the smoke was getting worse, stressing on social media: 'I live in constant wildfires.'

She accused the authorities of 'impotence' and failing to use planes and helicopters to extinguish the flames.

Amur region is one of the worst-hit with 150 square miles on fire, say officials.

Wildfires are an annual problem in eastern Russia, but appear to be worsening each year.

Some years smoke wafts across the Pacific to cause amazing sunsets on the west coast of North America.

Locals have complained to the authorities about the lack of action to tackle the fires and posted photos and videos of the blazes online

Locals have complained to the authorities about the lack of action to tackle the fires and posted photos and videos of the blazes online