Forest fires in southern Ukraine eliminated

Forest fires that occurred Thursday in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine, managed to eliminate, said on Sunday the press service of Ukraine Ministry of Emergency Situations.

On Thursday, the three coniferous forest forestry Tsyurupynsk district, Kherson region fires have occurred with a total area of 1.5 hectares. Suffered three forestry workers, all of them in a state of moderate severity were hospitalized — one with burns, two — from carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to MOE, to extinguish the fire involved 1000 767 and 153 pieces of equipment, including three firefighters An-32P, three Mi-8 helicopter with overflow device and fire train.

Kherson region prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into the arson of forest.

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