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Fire in Chornobyl exclusion zone extinguished

Source : 112 Ukraine

In total, 12 units of equipment and 60 people were involved to fight the disaster
15:16, 23 June 2020

Fires in Chornobyl exclusion zone
Associated Press

Fires within the territory of Lubianske forestry, Chornobyl exclusion zone, have been extinguished. This was reported by the State Agency for Exclusion Zone Management.

"At 07:38 on June 23, the employees of State Emergency Situations Department and employees of forest fire stations of Pivnichna Pushcha state specialized enterprise extinguished the fire of grass flooring, forest litter and felled trees in areas of exclusion and unconditional (compulsory) resettlement in the 403rd quarter of Lubianke forestry near the village of Illintsi,” the message reads.

In total, 12 units of equipment and 60 people were involved in the extinguishment of the fire.

Related: Zelensky on Chornobyl disaster: Unprecedented tragedy of planetary scale

As we reported earlier, on June 21, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine received information about the ignition of forest litter in the Chornobyl exclusion zone.

On April 4, 2020, the fire in the Chornobyl zone started. Earlier, it was reported that five hectares of forest planting in the exclusion zone have burned out. It took place as a result of the incineration of dry grass and garbage.

The fire affected the ecology, flora, and fauna. The fire also destroyed part of the forests, cemetery and territories of abandoned villages. Moreover, the military town Chornobyl 2 and Chornobyl were affected. The fires were extinguished in the mid of May and their square made about 20,000 hectares.

Related: Firefighters continue extinguishing smoldering peatland in Chornobyl zone

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