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“The fire and smoke have reached parts of neighbouring cities and is threatening to turn what would otherwise be a quiet week into a total bushfire day,” he added.
Meanwhile, the city’s fire brigade received four calls as people arrived in the area. Residents are advised to be wary, and take precautions.
The city’s fire brigade tweeted: “Fire, Smoke and Emergency Response is working overtime. Check in for emergencies & evacuation orders. Get out as soon as possible. Please avoid driving.”
Residents who remain at homes or buildings were advised to s온라인카지노tay away from roads and open windows. It was unclear if the city was hit by natural fires or if a major fire had started at one of its power stations.
The state-run news agency RIA Novosti quoted the governor as saying that two people have died. “The fire caused heavy damage and massive damages to industrial areas in the city of Kirovohrad,” Igor Kiselev told a press conference. He added: “I have already sent teams to the scene.”
The fire was initially declared a “natural disaster” and the governor had also ordered the evacuation of people from buildings.
At least 15,000 people were told to leave the city centre, and a total of 19,000 people were put on “definite evacuation” from nearby towns.
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In Kirovohrad, a town of almost 1,500 population, the area was under a power cut and it was impossible to contact residents due to high winds, according to a local television station.
The local government website said that the city’s infrastructure is “at risk” and the area was in danger of losing water. The city’s electricity system would not provide service as a result of high winds, it said.
“Due to high winds the water supply of the riverside in the region has been cut. Power lines, water tanks and electrical lines of the town have been lost,” the website said, adding that as a result, the town’s emergency service was unable to send a telephone call for about an hour.
The firefighting team had to resort to bulldozers and excavator천안 출장 안마s to extinguish the fla진주출장샵 진주안마mes in the town and take the area under its jurisdiction. There was no information about whether the fire had started in an industrial park, the town’s emergency service adde