"On April 5, at 01:47, message about a fire on Khreshchatyk St., 7 was received. Upon arrival at the scene of the nearest fire and rescue units, it was found that 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 reads.
At 05:14 rescuers were given the first admission from DTEK "Kyiv Electric Networks."
Work on de-energizing electric cables and eliminating their ignition is ongoing.
At 08:40 a fire in the cable collector was localized. Emergency services were gradually issuing permission to eliminate certain areas. Ten units of fire equipment and about 40 personnel were involved in eliminating the emergency.
As we reported, a large-scale forest fire began in Chornobyl zone. The fire is being extinguished with the help of aviation.