Peat fire in Kyiv region embraced five settlemets
11:01, 14 October 2015

Peat fire in Kyiv region embraced five settlemets

The fire reached unexploded ordnance of the Second World War times

11:01, 14 October 2015

Five settlements in Kyiv region faced with some new peat fires, TSN.

The area of smoldering is not very large, generally up to ten hectares. However, dry weather makes it difficult to extinguish the burning. The rescuers, who are trying to localize and extinguish the fire, are complaining that every morning they return to the place of fire and find some new sources of ignition.

It is reported that in Baryshivsky district the extinguishing operation is even accompanied by explosions. When the fire reached the area of ​​dry reeds, where some time ago had been a lake, reached ammunition of the Second World War times. The team of explosives expert had been working at that place. They have found nearly a hundred shells of Soviet and German armies.

Firefighters also add that the most usual reason of peat fires is negligence.

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