The State service of Ukraine for emergency situations (SSES) revealed that its Employees are in control of the Fire within the complex forestry "Chernobyl forest" in the area of the Chernobyl exclusion, but on the localization of the fire to speak early.
The fire area of 32 hectares broke out on the first day of the weekend in the apartment of forestry "Chernobyl forest" in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, said first press-service gschs of Ukraine. There was a Fire of dry grass And forest litter. On Sunday, the new source of fire was found in the area of exclusion on the area of 60 hectares, burned forest. As of Monday morning the spread of fire is not documented, and there remained only small pockets. In SSES believe untested cause of the fire was deliberate arson.
"Today we can talk About the fact that the Fire is controlled. About localization at the present time it is not, because, after all, this element. And always need to be safe when fighting, " said the first day of the week at a press conference, Deputy Director of the division of emergency response SSES Peter Korotinskiy.
according to his statement, suppression complicates the fifth, the highest class of fire risk, which has long held in Ukraine. The official Also clarified that only in extinguishing the fire involved 148 firefighters, 36 pieces of various mechanisms, as well as fire fighting aviation.
Also Korotinskiy told that the background radiation within the exclusion zone specifically in the area of fire, do not exceed the norm And is 24 micro-roentgen per hour at normal 50 micro for this area. In Kiev, said Korotinskiy, background radiation is 12 micro-roentgen per hour at a rate of 30 micro-roentgen per hour.