The situation with forest fires in Ukraine is under control of the Emergencies Ministry, deputy head of the Emergencies Ministry Vitaly But told a briefing in the Cabinet of Ministers, ForUm correspondent reports.
"During the fire danger season, there were 1591 fires in Ukraine. About 70% of them took place in the forests. The greatest number of forest fires, apart from Kherson region, occurred in Kharkiv (215), Dnipropetrovsk (203) and Zaporizhya (100) regions," But said.
According to him, in Kherson region, there was the largest area of forest fires - 2 thousand 540 hectares.
"The main reason of fires is a violation of the fire safety rules in forests and uncontrolled burning of grass in the wind breaks. The current situation with forest fires in Ukraine is fully under control," he said.
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