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In the area of forest fires in the Luhansk region do not see the open fire

Open burning in the area of forest fires in the Luhansk region is not observed, continues the Strait of smoldering wood, said on Saturday the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations.

The fire in the two forest areas in the Novoaydarsky region of the Luhansk region emerged on Monday. On Tuesday rescuers managed to localize it on the area of 85 hectares. However, due to wind gusts, there were several new lesions, the residents of the two villages began to evacuate. The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky held an emergency meeting, during which ordered to use additional resources to extinguish fires. According to the state service for emergency situations, as a result of the fire five people were killed and 34 people were hospitalized. Rescuers on Thursday the fire under control.

"As of July 11, open burning is not observed, continues the Strait of smoldering wood within the controlled perimeter of three individual cells", - reported on the website of the civil service.

It is noted that just to eliminate the fire attracted by 1169 people and 228 pieces of equipment, including aircraft.