Fire broke out in Chornobyl exclusion zone, flames extinguished, - State Emergency Service

18:44, 6 June 2018

A forest fire occurred in the Chornobyl exclusion zone, northern Ukraine. The disaster took place on June 5. The firemen and the aviation of the State Emergency Service managed to seize and extinguish the flames.

The police are figuring out the cause of the ignition; it could be due to a deliberate arson, as the law enforcers found some torches on the scene. Ukraine’s State Emergency Service explained that the flames appeared in at least three locations in the exclusion zone.

The area engulfed by the fire made 12 hectares, and then it decreased twice, when the helicopters dropped 170 tons of water on the area. According to the government, the radiation background in the area and the adjacent inhabited territories is far lower than the dangerous level