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In the Luhansk region to extinguish forest fires attracted aviation

Aviation attracted to forest fire in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, said on Wednesday the press service of the civil service of the country for emergency situations.

The press service of the Ukrainian interior Ministry reported on Tuesday that due to forest fires in the Luhansk region killed at least six people, nine were hospitalized.

"As of 08.00 (same as GMT) on 8 July on the territory of the Novoaydarsky area, there are some pockets of burning forest near the village of Smolyaninovo, Kapitanova and Raven... extinguishing attracted 1125 people and 201 pieces of equipment, of them from the state service for emergency situations of 638 personnel and 140 pieces of equipment, including two aircraft an-32P", - stated in the message.

According to the press service, rescuers evacuated from houses in the village Smolyaninovo and dacha cooperative "Wolf lake" 30 people, including 13 children, and 30 people resettled.

The fire in the two forest areas in the Novoaydarsky region of the Luhansk region emerged on Monday. Rescuers managed to localize the fire on the area of 85 hectares on Tuesday. However, due to wind gusts on Tuesday, there were several new forest fires were started evacuation of residents of the two villages. The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky held an emergency meeting due to forest fires in the region, during which ordered to use additional resources to extinguish fires. The head of the regional military-civil administration Sergei Gaidai said that the cause of forest fires in the region could be arson. Natspolitsiya of Ukraine opened case on the fact of forest fires under article "violation of established by legislation requirements of fire security".