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Fire observed in Chornobyl exclusion zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

11 people and three units of the equipment are involved in the extinguishing of the fire
10:40, 22 June 2020

Firefighters extinguish smoldering peatland in Chornobyl zone
State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Yesterday, on June 21, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine received information about the ignition of forest litter in the Chornobyl exclusion zone as the service reported.

The Emergency Service specified that the ignition took place near Illintsi village, in Lybyansky forestry.

“At 8:40 p.m. the fire was localized up to three hectares. As of 7:00 a.m., June 22, the afterglow of the grass flooring, stumps and wood are observed,” the message said.

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11 people and three units of the equipment are involved in the extinguishing of the fire.

On April 4, 2020, the fire in the Chornobyl zone started. Earlier, it was reported that 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 fire affected both flora and fauna. The fire also destroyed part of the forests, cemetery and territories of abandoned villages. Moreover, the military towns of Chornobyl 2 and Chornobyl were affected. The fires were extinguished in the middle of May and their overall square made about 20,000 hectares.

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