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In the Luhansk region continue to put out wildfires

Ukrainian rescuers continue to work at the scene of the fire in the Luhansk region, where there is a separate foci decay of litter and wood, said on Sunday the press service of the state service for emergency situations of the country.

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 07.00 (time coincides with Moscow time.) 12 July 2020 open fire no observed decay of separate foci of forest litter and wood. Just to eliminate the fire attracted 690 people and 176 pieces of equipment," - said in a statement on the Agency's website.

It is noted that on the fire place deployed operational headquarters, the life support item and the operational group of rescuers.