The fire in the Chernobyl area covered 10 hectares of forest
Moscow. June 5. INTERFAX.RU — IN the exclusion Zone and unconditional (mandatory) evacuation zone of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (Kyiv region of Ukraine) on Tuesday morning lit up the dry grass, the fire spread to the forest area of about 10 hectares, reported the press service of the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations.
As at 16:00 local time to extinguish the fire were involved in 29 units and 126 people and two aircraft An-32P and Mi-8 helicopter. Aviation SSES twice threw on the fire the water is 10.5 tons.
Previously, forecasters warned of high fire level (grade 5) danger on the territory of Ukraine in connection with hot weather and low rainfall.
Fires in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl NPP occurred in recent years, every summer or spring.
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