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Wildfire in Chernobyl zone localized, some smoldering areas left
15:38, 16 August 2015
Wildfire in Chernobyl zone localized, some smoldering areas left

The radiation background in the nearby areas is not threatening

15:38, 16 August 2015

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"The wildfire, which embraced some 70 ha, is now localised. There are no more spots of opened fire in the area," informs the State Emergency Service. Some smoldering spots are still observed in the zone of alienation, but the fire rank is not than dangerous though. No changes in radiation level have been observed in Ukraine as a result of this wildwire in the exclusion zone around the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Particularly, Kyiv region, which is close to the named area, is not endangered.

Near 200 people, 28 extinguishing equipment, and aviation were involved to fight the fire in Chernobyl Forest. The wildfire occured August 9. 

Fires in the Chernobyl exclusion zone around the closed nuclear plant are dangerous, because they cause radioactive caesium in the soil around the plant to be released into the atmosphere as smoke.

As was reported fer days ago, Lviv, Volyn, and Kyiv regions are embraced with peat fires and smouldering.

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