Ukrainian wildfires kill 9, set off ammunition from war

Authorities say wildfires in eastern Ukraine have killed at least nine people and detonated unexploded ordnance from fighting between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists

About 11,000 hectares (27,000 acres) were on fire in the Luhansk region, the state emergencies service said.

The emergencies service said nine people have died in the fires, including one employee of the state forestry service. It say about 250 residences have been destroyed.