Olga OKHRIMENKO, “FACTS”
In Luhansk region the fourth day is a large-scale wildfire. Extinguished the fire in the village Smolyaninovo Novoidarskii area, but still burning five thousand hectares. Two main sources: green spaces in borivs’ke forestry and landfill, where the garbage was taken from Severodonetsk and surrounding area.
As reported by the state service for emergency situations, the fire is 22-m and 23-m quarter Borowski forestry. Fireman prevents a strong gusty wind. Suppression are about a thousand people, nearly three hundred fire engines and aircraft (two aircraft an-32P).
The fires in the Severodonetsk and Novoaydarsky hunting forestry is classified as an emergency. While that is CHS regional level, but there is a danger that it will expand to a national scale.
It is estimated that the fire burned 24 houses in the village Smolyaninovo and another 35 were damaged. Suffered 80 cottages in the cooperative “Wolf lake”. The head of Lugansk region Sergei Gaidai announced that compensation for the burnt housing residents will be able to get through a few days when the Commission examines the territory.
The fire killed five people — mostly elderly people who could not time to leave the danger area. Medical assistance needed 71 man, three still remain in hospital.
Recall, the police considers three versions of the origin of the fire, including arson.