The spread of fire within forestry "Chernobyl forest" is stopped, the elimination of forest fire continues, the Radiation background is normal, said on the first day of the week the Deputy Director of Department of emergency response of the Ukrainian state service for emergency situations (SSES) Peter Korotinskiy.
The fire area of 32 hectares broke out on the first day of the weekend within forestry in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. 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 fifteen hours on August 10 within the exclusion zone of unconditional (mandatory) resettlement, for example between the former villages of Kovilovo and Buda-Borovichi, rescuers continue to liquidate forest Fire. Due to the prompt action of the SSES, forestry "Chernobyl forest" and use aviation SSES could eliminate a crown Fire on the area of fifteen hectares ", - quotes the message Karolinskogo Ukrainian government portal.
According to the bureaucrat, the situation is completely under control." due to the timely involvement of fire and aviation, we managed to stop the fire from Spreading to another area. Currently conducted regular aerial reconnaissance to clarify the extent of the fire, " said he.
based on preliminary investigations, the cause of fire is arson." However, the final cause will establish the law enforcement agencies in the investigation, " added Korotinskiy.
The radiation background in the fire zone is located within the norms, drew the attention of the Commissioner SSES." within the exclusion zone, there are 39 automated stations dosimetric monitoring that continuously perform measurements of background radiation. In addition, close to the fire also created additional radiation monitoring stations. Danger of fire spreading in the direction of the ChNPP no, " he said.
As noted, the elimination of fire is complicated 5 the class of fire hazard, which is in communication with the hot weather now prevails throughout the territory of Ukraine.