Rescuers continue to put out the remains localized foci of smoldering peat in the Chernobyl exclusion area, informs on Thursday, the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations.
on the first day of the week, June 29, within the forest complex economy "Chernobyl forest" started a fire of dry grass and reeds that spread individual lesions on the area of 130 hectares. There have been 6 homes, 5 of them in the " exclusion area ". On Wednesday evening the head of gschs of Ukraine Mykola Chechetkin said that the fire within the complex forestry Chernobyl forest " in the area of disposal is not fully turned to localize.
"as of 7 PM on 2 July, the situation is under control, continues quenching residues localized foci of smoldering peat ", - is informed in the report.
To extinguish the fire involved 122 people and 23 pieces of equipment.