Forest fires destroy almost entire village in Kharkiv region, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Oleksiy Kucher, the head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration, the fire damaged 27 houses
09:24, 3 September 2020

Forest fires in Kharkiv region
State Emergency Service of Ukraine

In the Kharkiv region, Horobivka village burned down as a result of forest fires. This was announced by head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Oleksiy Kucher in a comment to 112 Ukraine TV channel.

According to him, there are no victims reported.

"One settlement burned down (Horobivka, - 112 International.) - approximately 27 houses. Fortunately, there are no victims, people were relocated. We have specific places for the accommodation of people. However, most of them refuse so they go either to their relatives or to neighbors, to friends. The situation is now under control because the wind has calmed down and does not spread the fire to other settlements. I arrived in Dvorichansky district about 15 minutes ago, now I am gathering a meeting, I will receive more detailed information from the State Emergency Service and other bodies," Kucher said.

Related: Forest put on fire in Luhansk region amid enemy shelling

As we reported earlier, the last large-scale forest fire occurred in the Luhansk region on July 7.

The death of five people was confirmed and 34 people, including 15 children were hospitalized. 71 people appealed for medical aid to the hospital.

As a result, 10% of the total area of the forestland (5,000 hectares) destroyed, the approximate amount of losses made over 450 million hryvnias (16.6 million dollars).

Related: Twenty-story resident building caught fire in Odesa

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