Forest fire in Chornobyl zone: No open fire, rnormal adiation background

Source : 112 Ukraine

Aerial reconnaissance by the State Emergencies Ministry is underway
13:09, 5 April 2020

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine

In the Chornobyl zone, where a large-scale forest fire broke out on April 4, there is no open fire, the radiation background is normal, as State Emergency Service (SES) reports.

"As of 07:00 on April 5, there is no open fire, smoldering of individual foci is observed. Aerial reconnaissance by the State Emergencies Ministry is underway. The radiation background is within normal limits," the statement reads.

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It is noted that at 08:40 the An-32 plane of the State Emergencies Ministry took off from Nizhyn to the Zone of Exclusion and unconditional (mandatory) resettlement to extinguish the fire. At 09:53, another An-32 aircraft flew into the Exclusion Zone.

As we reported before, in Kyiv, on Khreshchatyk, a strong fire broke out in an underground collector where electrical cables are located

"A fire occurred in an underground collector that contains electric cables of various voltages. To de-energize electric wires emergency crew of DTEK "Kyiv Electric Grids" was called. Due to the high voltage of electric cables, firefighters could not immediately begin to liquidate the fire," the message said.

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