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Police open criminal case due to fire at Chornobyl exclusion zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

No new fire areas were spotted
15:35, 6 April 2020

Press service of the National Police

Law enforcers opened the criminal proceeding due to the fire at Chornobyl exclusion zone as the National Police reported.

“In the exclusion zone, in about 70 km from Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the ignition of the dead grass and shrubs occurred. To curb the fire and liquidate the haze, the aviation and special equipment are involved. The detachments of the State Emergency Service work at the site,” the message said.

No new fire areas were spotted as of morning, April 6.

Related: Forest fire in Chornobyl: Rescuers liquidate two fires with total area of about 25 hectares

The law enforcers opened the criminal proceeding due to the ‘violation of the norms of fire protection determined by the legislation’.

On April 4, a large-scale forest fire began in Chornobyl exclusion zone. The fire claimed the area of ​​20 hectares. 

Later, it was reported that the fire in Chornobyl exclusion zone is put out successfully, and the radiation background is back to normal. The investigation group will get to the site to look into the incident.



 

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