Large-scale forest fire in Kherson region localized

Source : 112 Ukraine

Extinguishing of some focuses of fire continues
12:55, 28 May 2018


The fire in the 3rd and 4th quarters of Radensk forest area of Oleshky district was localized. This was reported by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Kherson region.

Rescuers reported the fire on May 27 at 13:45.

As of 18:00, the fire was located on the area of 25 hectares, of which 7 hectares was crown fire.

43 units of equipment and 130 of personnel (of which 14 units of equipment and 50 rescuers of the regional State Emergency Service, 22 units of equipment and 43 forest protection workers, 1 unit of equipment and 3 workers of the Oleshky Sands National Park, 5 units of equipment and 30 people of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Kherson region) and the MI-8 helicopter of the Defense Ministry, that three times discharged water to the fire area to prevent its spread are involved in the fire-fighting.

On May 28, as of 10:00, extinguishing of some focuses of fire continued.

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4 units of equipment and 15 rescuers of the regional State Emergency Service and 4 units of equipment and 10 forest guards are on duty on the site.

As it was reported earlier, according to the State Emergency Service, the highest level of the combustion hazard will be observed across the entire territory of Ukraine - except of the highland area of the Carpathian mountains. Level 4 of the fire hazard will be observed in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Level 5 danger is observed in some areas of Kyiv region. 

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