There were 35 people in the temporary housing / Photo from mns.gov.ua

It said the fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning in a privately-owned two-storey building that was temporarily housing 35 people in the village of Litochky, 37 km (23 miles) northeast of Kyiv, Reuters wrote.

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The fire was localized at 05:25 a.m. local time, it said.

It was completely put out at 08:25 a.m. local time.