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Ukraine’s Emergency Service reports ongoing fire in Chornobyl exclusion zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

104 people and 26 vehicles are involved in the firefighting
11:28, 7 April 2020

Poglyad.tv

Rescuers continue fighting the fire in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone. As of the evening of April 6, about 20 hectares of grass lawn and forest floor were still on fire. This was reported on the website of the State Emergency Service.

Grass and forest floor are burning in separate cells next to Poliske village, Volodymyrivka village. Zhovtneve village and Rudnia-Ososhnia village.

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"104 firefighters and 26 vehicles are involved in the firefighting (including one Mi-8 helicopter, which produced 19 discharges of water, with a total volume of 38 tons)," the message reads.

The State Emergency Service also assures people that the radiation background in Kyiv and Kyiv region is within normal limits and does not exceed the natural background values.

As we reported earlier, on April 4, a large-scale forest fire began in the Chornobyl exclusion zone. The fire claimed the area of ​​20 hectares. 

Later, it was reported that the fire in the 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.

Related: Man burns for fun 5 hectares of forest in Chornobyl zone

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