Russia fires map: Authorities declare State of Emergency after spate of wildfires | World | News

Vyacheslav Gladkov, Governor for the Belgorod Region, confirmed the news via a post on Telegram.

He said: “A fire broke out on the territory of one of the facilities of the Russian Defence Ministry on the border of three municipalities, the Borisovsky and Belgorodsky regions and the Yakovlevsky city district”

At present it’s known that one person was injured by the incident but it was “minor, with no threat to life”.

Seven homes were also damaged by the fire which took place only 30 kilometres away from Russia’s border with Ukraine.

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