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Extensive woods fire in Donbas (photos, videos)

Author : 112.ua News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

The fire began on July 6 in a forest area near Lake Vedmezhe
09:32, 8 July 2020

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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.

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State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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.

Related: Forest fire in Luhansk region: one person died; over 100 houses destroyed

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.

Related: Apartment building on fire in Nova Kakhovka, people evacuated (photo, video)

Police blocked roads from Severodonetsk to Novoaydar. Residents of the village Smolyaninovo were evacuated.

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

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