Radio Liberty: Fire in Chornobyl exclusion zone poses no threat to objects of Chornobyl NPP

Source : 112 Ukraine

Up to 15 hectares of forest cover is smoldering, - State Emergency Service
09:47, 18 July 2016

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The authority reported that the fire that broke out in the Chornobyl exclusion zone on July 16, is no threat to objects of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant (Radio Liberty). ‘As of 8 a.m. July 18, up to 15 hectares of forest cover is smoldering; 138 workers and 29 vehicles, including 4 aircraft, are putting out what’s remained of the fire.

The State Emergency Service says situation is under control, the fire will not spread any further, and there are no life hazards related to the incident.

Weather forecasts say that there’s a high chance of strong rains in Kyiv region today; that would significantly help firemen do their job.  

Related: Fire broke out in the Chernobyl zone, rescuers with equipment and aircraft working in perimeter

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