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

Source : 112 Ukraine

State Emergency Service stresses that there is no threat of spreading fire, the situation is controlled
17:57, 17 July 2016

On the territory of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) a fire broke out of forest litter and shrubs on an area of 15 hectares, according to the press service of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service.

One hundred and fifty of rescuers and more than three dozen units of equipment, including aircraft are working in the fire perimeter.

"The works involved 33 units of equipment and 155 people, including from SES - 28 units of equipment and 142 personnel (including helicopter "Mi-8" with a drain device and 3 aircraft "AN-32P"), "- noted in the press office.

State Emergency Service stressed that there is no threat of spreading fire, the situation is controlled.

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