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Peatlands in Kyiv region continue to burn
12:38, 19 October 2015
Peatlands in Kyiv region continue to burn

The fire embraced area more than 100 hectares

12:38, 19 October 2015

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

The capital city suffers from heavy burnt odour due to smoldering of peatlands in the region. The total area affected by peat fires amounts of more than one hundred hectares, the correspondent of 112 Ukraine reports.

Rescuers continue to operate near Dymer, Bucha, Boyarka, Borodyanka, Vasylkiv and Brovary settlements of Kyiv region. Kyiv residents also complain on strong burnt odour, it is specifically felt at Akademhorodok, Poznyaky, Obolon and Troyeshchyna districts of the capital city.

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"Today, along with the expert, in the center of the city we did some measurements on negative impurities that may be in the air and negatively affect the human respiratory system. We learned that the nitrogen dioxide is 0.17 at the rate of 0.2, the carbon monoxide contained in the air is 1.43 at the rate of 5. The conclusion can be made that for the moment one can breathe freely. We were promised that during the day certain laboratory studies will be conducted and the information received will be published," the journalist reported.

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