World Hundreds battle deadly Ukraine forest fire

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Hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers rushed to deal with a forest fire that has killed six people in eastern Ukraine, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Tuesday.

Water-bombing planes were also sent to the blaze in the Lugansk region, which is partly under the control of pro-Russian separatists, Mr Avakov said.

Firefighters battled back the flames but they spread again, helped by gusts of wind and soaring temperatures.

It eventually burnt over 80 hectares, emergency services said.

More than 120 houses were burnt down close to the front line of fighting between the separatists and Ukrainian forces.


Read more here. (The National UAE)
 
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