Donetsk, Sep 11 - DAN. Three employees of the Donetsk People’s Republic Emergency Ministry were wounded as they were extinguishing a fire in western Donetsk following a strike by Ukrainian forces, the DPR Office at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination reported on Wednesday.

“Today, at 15:10, Ukrainian armed formations fired a recoilless gun and small arms at the Trudovskaya Colliery neighbourhood in western Donetsk,” the report said. “Three Emergency Ministry employees suffered wounds of varying degrees of severity as they were putting out the blaze.”

Earlier reports on Wednesday said that a house caught fire in theTrudovskaya Colliery neighbourhood in Donetsk's Petrovskiy district as Ukrainian forces shelled the area.*jk