In Ukraine steppes in large quantities burn, fire is thrown on houses

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The state committee of forestry of Ukraine is concerned by a situation with mass fires in steppes of Ukraine which already became the reason of ignition of houses in approximate settlements.

As the correspondent of the UNIAN reports, about it today in time the press - to conference was reported by the head Goskomleskhoza of Ukraine Nikolay SHERSHUN.

According to him, most the Lugansk area which is in the lead by number of ignitions and their area suffers for today from fires. Then there are Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye, Kiev and Cherkassk areas.

"Today in Lugansk and Zaporozhye areas steppes with the front on 6-10 km burn. Thus, in one day burns out about 6 thousand hectares of steppes, - N. ShERShUN told. - Yesterday in Lugansk area from the steppe the fire was thrown on the settlement Mine-5 where one house both six sheds, and Uralo's settlement - the Caucasus where four houses" burned down burned down.

N. ShERShUN emphasized that with fear expects strengthening of fires in Ukraine, but Goskomleskhoz together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Emergency Situations do everything possible for prevention of the worst consequences.

"In the strengthened mode forest protection works to prevent forest fires. There for today 22 thousand people are involved. And 1,5 thousand more interim observers which work at observation towers, - N. ShERShUN noted. - But, nevertheless, the human factor is an essential obstacle and the reason of many fires in Ukraine".

Besides, Goskomleskhoz involved for the purpose of clearing of fires Mi's six helicopters of-2 and 6 planes of An-2.

Also N. ShERShUN added that problems with financing of a fire prevention don't exist yet.

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