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Firefighters continue extinguishing smoldering peatland in Chornobyl zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

In Zhytomyr region, rescuers eliminated three outbreaks of forest litter in Ovruch district
13:54, 5 May 2020

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

Fires in forests of the Chornobyl exclusion zone are localized. Rescuers continue to extinguish individual nests of smoldering peatland. The press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported this.  

“As of 07:00 on May 5, the State Emergency Service units assist GAZO in extinguishing individual nests of smoldering peat. 210 people and 74 units of equipment were involved in the extinguishing, of which 142 people and 36 units of equipment are from the State Emergency Service,” the department stated.

At the same time, in the Zhytomyr region, fires in forests in the territory of Luhinsky and Olevsky districts are localized. On May 4, rescuers liquidated the ignition of forest litter in three settlements of the Ovruch district.

Related: Short stories of animals that suffered during Ukrainian wildfires

In the Zhytomyr region, the units of the State Emergency Service assist forestry workers in extinguishing individual nests of smoldering forest litter, hemp, and wood.

In total, 114 people and 28 units of equipment were involved in extinguishing fires in the Zhytomyr region, of which 56 people and 21 units of equipment were from the State Emergency Service.

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

Related: All sources of wildfires in Zhytomyr, Kyiv regions are localized

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