The fire covered about two acres of pine forest in the Yalta mountain-reserve, with fire fighting more than 250 people, told RIA Novosti by telephone on Wednesday, spokesman of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine Crimea.
According to the press service, the fire broke out on Wednesday night near the Gorge Uch-Kosh near Yalta.
"Putting out the fire difficult to difficult terrain and the weather conditions," — said the source. According to him, in fire fighting involving Emergency Situations Ministry, foresters, as well as soldiers of internal troops of the Interior Ministry.
Cause of the fire is set.
According to the director of the reserve established on a natural object surveillance system recorded that the fire started from a blow to the tree lightning.