For the third day, forests are burning nearby Severodonetsk, Luhansk region.
The fire began on July 6 in a forest area near Lake Vedmezhe between the villages of Kapitanove and Muratove, Novoaydarsky district.
The fire quickly spread due to the heat (+38) and gusty wind (up to 25 m/s).
The State Emergencies Ministry said that on the morning of July 7, a fire of 85 hectares was localized. Now they are putting it out.
As of 17:00, 361 people and 85 pieces of equipment were involved in putting out the fire. In addition, 37 tank trucks and 220 people from Kharkiv, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, and Poltava regions go to the place from the State Emergencies Ministry.
One person died and nine were hospitalized. The fire destroyed about 80 summer houses.
Police blocked roads from Severodonetsk to Novoaydar. Residents of the village Smolyaninovo were evacuated.