Donetsk, Aug 14 – DAN. DPR Emergencies Ministry has registered a record figure of 193 fires in a day, said the Ministry's press service.
"In one day, from 8 a.m. August 13, 2017 to 8 a.m. August 14, 2017, 193 fires were extinguished, 157 of them were wildfires. It is a record number for DPR, such a high number has not been witnessed in DPR before," the interlocutor said.
The ministry said that the fires occurred mostly in Donetsk, Makeyevka, Gorlovka, Enakievo, Torez, Snezhnoye, and in Shakhterskiy, Starobeshevskiy, Amvrosievskiy, Telmanovskiy and Novoazovskiy districts.
There were no casualties.
Earlier DPR firefighters extinguished a large scale wildfire in southern DPR, with 26 personnel and six pieces of equipment. It was later established careless handling of fire was to blame.
According to the Ministry's data 4,285 fires occurred in DPR this year, killing 74 people, 736 were saved.*ot