Rescuers succeed to halved fire area in exclusion zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

The fire area is reduced from 25 to 12 hectares during the night
11:18, 30 June 2017

State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Rescuers succeed to halved fire area in Chernobyl zone. The press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported this.

The fire is confined in the 337 forest compartment and there are separate seats of fire in the 336 forest compartment. The danger of fire travel to other compartments is not observed.

The suppression continues.

The State Emergency Service reported that the participation of the land forces is complicated by the rise of the background radiation in the seat of fire.

Two water-bombing aircrafts and one helicopter with water discharge device are participated since 6 AM.

The total background radiation of exclusion zone is 0,03-0,04 milliroentgens per hour, while 0,08 is allowed norm.

'The detachments created the fire barriers and three tractors are in constant attendance at the place. The main efforts aim to the prevention of fire at the direction of Vector object', the message said.

125 people of the uniformed force and 36 piece of equipment are participated in the extinguishing of fire
The fire started in the exclusion zone on the territory of Lubyansk forest division on June 29. Preliminary, fire took place during the holding of the technologic deforestation for railroad construction. The cull lumbers and forest cover flamed up. The fire expanded on the square of 20 hectares.

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