Rescuers continue to extinguish individual fires in Chornobyl zone and Zhytomyr region

Source : 112 Ukraine

No open fire
10:54, 1 May 2020

Chornobyl zone after fires
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Employees of the State Emergency Service on Friday, May 1, continue to extinguish individual fires of decay in the Chernobyl zone and the Zhytomyr region. The press center of the department reports.

In particular, in the Zhytomyr region, all fires in the Olevsky (near the village of Rudnya-Pergan), Luginsky (near the village of Povcha), Ovruchsky (near the village of Luchanka and the village of Dubovy Gai) are localized.

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"There is no open fire. The forces of the State Emergencies Ministry are helping forestry workers to extinguish the decay of individual foci of forest litter, stumps and wood," the report said.

In total, 587 people and 92 pieces of equipment were involved in putting out fires in the region, including 100 people from the State Emergencies Ministry and 31 pieces of equipment.

Meanwhile, according to rescuers, fires in the forests of the Exclusion Zone and unconditional (mandatory) resettlement are localized.

"As of 7:00 on May 1, the departments of the State Emergency Situations are providing assistance to State Agency for Management of the Exclusion Zone. In extinguishing individual fires of smoldering peat bogs," the report says.

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203 people and 65 pieces of equipment were involved in extinguishing, of which 145 people and 35 pieces of equipment from the State Emergencies Ministry.

Radiation background in Kyiv, Kyiv region and in the Exclusion Zone within the limits of natural background values

As we reported before, on April 28, in Chornobyl exclusion zone, two last fire seats were localized,

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