For the last day in Kiev region the area of the smoldering peat bogs has increased from 106 to 122 hectares, the Ukrainian capital has smoke and smell of burning is felt, stated in the regional Department of civil service on emergency situations (SSES) of Ukraine.
"in position 7. 00 in eleven districts of the Kiev region is the suppression of 24 localized pockets of smouldering peat on a total area of about 122 hectares ", - reports news Agency the letter of Agency. It is noted that to extinguish peat involved 322 lifeguard and 82 pieces of equipment. The centers are located in Kiev Svyatoshinsky, Baryshevsky, Vyshgorod, Borodyanka, Ivankov, Vasilkov, Brovary, Obukhov, Boryspil, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky and Makarovska areas. In gschs noticed that the process of extinguishing the peat may be delayed because of dry weather. Thus background radiation " in Kiev and the region is in the normal range and is Usually 12 to 14 micro-roentgen per hour (a safe level is up to 30 micro-roentgen per hour) ", assured the lifeguards. Last summer the fires on peat land in the Kiev region occurred several times already. According to the information SSES, for the period from January this year there were registered more than 136 peat fires.