5 killed, 9 injured by wildfires in Ukraine

Ukrainian officials say that at least five people have been killed and another nine have been injured by wildfires raging in the country's east

KYIV, Ukraine -- At least five people have been killed and another nine have been injured by wildfires raging in Ukraine's east, officials said Wednesday.

The wildfires triggered by extreme heat and fanned by strong winds have destroyed about 100 houses and affected several villages.

The authorities said that more than 1,600 emergency workers and 400 soldiers have been deployed to battle the blazes.