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12 October 2020, 18:39

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LPR firefighters extinguish almost 480 wildfires

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LUGANSK, October 12 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Lugansk People’s Republic firefighters extinguished 479 wildfires over the last week, one man was injured in blazes, the LPR Emergencies Ministry reported.

“In the past week, 479 fires were extinguished in the Republic; one man was injured."

The victim sustained first and second degree burns. He was identified as suffering a 1st degree disability causing mental problems and loss of memory.

The largest fires broke out in Lozovskiy (Slavyanoserbsk district), where 300 ha burnt down, Shterovka (Krasnyi Luch district), Grushevoye (Antratsit district).

Fire hazard is a an atmospheric condition characterized by high ambient temperatures, low vapour content, lack of rains and other factors leading to wild fires and grassfires in fields and parks especially due to careless handling of fire.

There are five fire danger levels: very low, low, moderate, high and very high.

LPR Emergencies Ministry reminded that making fires in forests and steppes was prohibited during the fire hazard period. Leaving glass bottles or their fragments in forest and steppe areas is also prohibited as glass can act as magnifying lens to start a fire.

LuganskMediaCentre — 12 October — Lugansk