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Another fire observed in Chornobyl exclusion zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

The sandstorm reinforces the smouldering sites, causing open fire
18:01, 16 April 2020

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine

A new fire ignited in Chornobyl exclusion zone; this time, the location is Korohod village of Ivankiv district, Kyiv region. Yaroslav Emelyanenko, the member of the Social Council in Ukraine's State Agency for Managing the Exclusion Zone posted that on Facebook.

"Fires in Chornobyl zone resumed. On April 16, the sandstorm blows on the seats of smouldering, turning it into open fire in may locations", Emelyanenko wrote.

As of the morning of April 16, the smouldering was still not extinguished completely in the forest area of the exclusion zone.   

Related: Chornobyl on fire: What's happening in Exclusion Zone?

Earlier, Head of the State Emergency Service Mykola Chechotkin said rescue teams need another few days to cope with the smoldering after the fire in the Chornobyl exclusion zone. On April 14, the situation in the area worsened, because the fire was hard to take under control. The Service sent a large number of vehicles and staff workers to put it out. The rain helped firemen extinguish the fire. 

Related: Fire in Chornobyl exclusion zone: State Emergency Service continues to put out smouldering surfaces

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