Specialists managed to knock down crown fire in Chernobyl Pushcha " in the area of the Chernobyl exclusion due to the attraction of fire and aviation, said acting head of the SSES of Ukraine Zoryan Shkiriak.
first press-service gschs of Ukraine said about the fire three sites within the special plant of Chernobyl forest ". The Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated that the situation with fires around Chernobyl has escalated, causing the national guard and units of the interior Ministry of Ukraine raised the alarm.
"due to the timely involvement of fire and aviation could knock down crown fire and surround the main sources of fires ", - quotes the expression Shkiryak government portal.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk ordered to repair 2 aircraft for the state emergency service, calling it " a first step ". He also noticed that in the moment felt "terrible shortage of equipment" for the service.
"We additionally drove the forces and means to enhance aviation component for the emergency service to extinguish the fire" - quoted expression Yatsenyuk government portal. According to information of the news Agency UNN, Yatsenyuk said that " change background radiation in the vicinity of Chernobyl no ".
according to the summary data, fire covered 400 hectares. In gschs of Ukraine Last news said that the fire has no threat to residents and will not affect the background radiation. Before acting head of the SSES of the Zoryan Shkiriak said that the fire did not threaten the Shelter, erected above the emergency unit of the Chernobyl NPP.
"The situation is completely controlled, and if necessary will be accrued power and involved units of the state emergency service in Zhytomyr oblast and the city of Kyiv, as well as the interior Ministry and the national guard," - said Shkiryak.