Rescuers continue to extinguish fire in Chornobyl zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

Burning grass flooring, reeds and forest litter separate foci
11:01, 12 April 2020

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine

On April 11, in Chornobyl, units of the State Emergency Service, together with forest guard employees of the State Agency for Management of the Exclusion Zone, continued to extinguish fires in the Korohodsky, Kotovsky, and Denysovetsky forestries. The press service of the State Emergencies Ministry reports.

It is reported that grass flooring, reeds, and forest litter are burning in separate foci.

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312 people and 83 pieces of equipment, three planes, and three helicopters of the State Emergency Situations Party brought to extinguish fires.

The State Emergencies Ministry also reports that the radiation background in Kyiv and the Kyiv region is within normal limits and does not exceed natural background values.

As we reported before, in the Kyiv region, 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 employees of the State Emergency Service and special equipment were involved in the liquidation of fire. They succeeded to localize fire in a few hours,” the message said.

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