The police admits that the forest was on fire.
Law enforcers are considering three versions of fire in the Luhansk region. This was during a report to President Vladimir Zelensky on Wednesday, July 8, a spokesman for the local police, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
“Today criminal proceedings under article 270 of the Criminal code of Ukraine. Extended three versions, one of which is a possible arson. Perhaps a few, perhaps one arson. This is one of the versions,” he said.
During the meeting we also learned about confirming the deaths of five people in fires.
“That was the report SSES of Ukraine, the Chairman of the CAA. Now there is information that five people. But while this information is not complete. Let’s hope that more victims will not,” said Zelensky.
According to preliminary data, in the region burned for five thousand hectares of forest. Burned dozens of homes, nearly 30 people were hospitalized. Extinguishing attracted more than 1,200 people, including the military, as well as more than 200 pieces of equipment. Local authorities are asked to recognize a fire emergency situation at the state level.