A large-scale fire in the Darnytsa forest-park, which occurred yesterday and affected 32 hectares, is already localized, the situation is under control. Only some trees and grass are still smoldering, states our journalist from the hot spot.
The capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, and suburbs within a radius of several kilometers are covered smoke. The concentration of sulfur dioxide in some districts of Kyiv is in 10 times (Troyeshchyna district) and even 18 times (Brovarsky prospect) higher than the applicable standard, stated State Emergency Service. In the Pechersk district of Kyiv all schools and kindergartens are closed until Monday. Residents of Darnytsa district are not recommended to open their windows and to send their children to school.
According to the preliminary estimations of the experts, it was the intentional large-scale arson, as four fire hotspots were detected in the opposite parts of the forest.
Yesterday the City of Kyiv Department of Sanitation stated about the high level of contaminants in the atmospheric boundary layer.