Emergency Service workers put out fire on Ukraine-Belarus border

Source : 112 Ukraine

A man sustained burns in the fire, his current condition is satisfactory
22:34, 21 April 2020

Workers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine are now extinguishing the seats of fire and smouldering near the state border with Belarus. A correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel reported that on Tuesday evening.

The firemen use a special railway vehicle.

According to the reporter, both fire seats are localized now, but the firemen carry on.

"They even use a firefighting train next to the inhabited locality of Zhurba. It came here from Korosten and it works here for three days in a row. Firemen are exitnguishing the ingition andthis smoldering so that the fire does not spread on the territory of Belarus, because it's only 17 km away from the neighboring country", the reporter said.

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A man sustained burns of his hip and hands in the fire. They took him to a hospital and administered first aid. His current condition is satisfactory.

The correspondent also said that the government will provide compensation to those who suffered economic consequences of the fire. The Cabinet is to allocate roughly USD 920,000 for this purpose, in particular, for reconstuction of houses and forest districts that suffered in these forest fires.

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