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

Source : 112 Ukraine

The works involve 521 people and 124 vehicles, including two helicopters
10:15, 15 April 2020

Denis Vishnevskiy

Workers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine keep on putting out the smouldering stubs, lumber and forest cover in the Chornobyl exclusion zone. The press office of the authority reported that in the morning of April 15.

The divisions of State Emergency Service have been working on the premises of four forest districts. There is no open fire, the authority claims.

The works involve 521 people and 124 vehicles, including two helicopters; on April 14, the latter used six tons of water. 

Related: Fires at Chornobyl exclusion zone extinguished, - State Ecological Inspection

Another fire is localized on the territory of Radogashchanske forest district; there's no open fire, but forest cover is smouldering in numberous locations. 68 crew members and eleven vehicles are involved.

Related: Rescue teams need several days to put out smouldering after fire in Chornobyl zone

Rescue teams need another few days to cope with the smoldering after the fire in the Chornobyl exclusion zone. Head of the State Emergency Service Mykola Chechotkin said so during the briefing for President Volodymyr Zelensky. This is mentioned on the website of the Presidential Office.

Yesterday, 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.

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