KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Wildfires in eastern Ukraine have killed at least five people and detonated unexploded ordnance fired during fighting with Russia-backed separatists, authorities said Thursday.
About 2,200 hectares (5,500 acres) were on fire in the Luhansk region, the state forestry agency said.
In the town of Stanichna Luhanska, flames engulfed houses on two streets, on one of which shells remained from fighting in 2014-16, the local administration said on Facebook. Stanichna Luhanska is just outside the rebel-controlled city of Luhansk.
The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said at least five people have died in the fires, without providing details.
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