The situation with the fire around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant worsened, the national guard and units of the interior Ministry of Ukraine raised the alarm, said the Minister Arsen Avakov.
first press-service gschs of Ukraine said about the fire three sites within the special plant of Chernobyl forest ". It was claimed that the fire has no threat to residents and will not affect the background radiation.
"The situation with forest fires around Chernobyl is aggravated. The flame is again attacking the forest in the direction of ChNPP objects. Horse fire and sharp gusts of wind created a serious risk of fire spreading within a 20 km area around the Chernobyl NPP. In the fire area of about 400 hectares of forest, " wrote Avakov V.
Premier to urgently establish a Commission on emergency situations. On alert in readiness raised the national guard and interior Ministry units, " - said Avakov.
As mentioned on, fire extinguish 182 people and 34 pieces of different mechanisms. Also attracted to extinguish the Mi-8 helicopters and 3 fire plane an-32 P. On the spot deployed mobile headquarters.
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.