Large-scale fire in Kherson region: 20 ha of forest are burning

Source : 112 Ukraine

85 people are extinguishing the fire
18:58, 27 May 2018


20 hectares of forest are burning in Kherson region. This was reported by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

"On May 27 at 13:25 a fire was reported in the 3rd and 4th quarters of Radensk forest area of Oleshky district. As of 16:30 the fire area in the forest is 20 hectares, of which 1.5 hectares is in crown fire," the message says.

The service added that 11 units of equipment and 50 rescuers of the Emergency Service were involved in the fire-fighting, as well as 14 units of equipment and 35 forest guards.

Related: Fire in Balakliya: Emergency Service continues inspection of territory

Earlier it was reported that on May 27-28 an emergency level of fire danger is expected on the territory of Ukraine.

The fire occurred at the armament depot in Balakliya, Kharkiv region on May 3. According to the source, the fire tank ran over some explosive device during the execution of the technical works. The works on the liquidation of fire at the depot's territory take place. No casualties reported.

According to the press service of the General Staff of Ukraine, the dry grass caught fire at 13:55 at the former technical territory of a 65th arsenal in Balakliya. The works on the cleaning and demining of the armaments' debris that did not explode during the previous fire took place and the new fire has begun.

Related: Fire in Balakliya: situation is controlled, territory inspected by foot patrols

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