Large-scale fires in the exclusion area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is localized, the police currently provide there policing, said Commissioner of Department of interaction with mass media of gschs of Ukraine Yuriy Andreev.
A forest fire in the area of alienation broke out yesterday afternoon on an area of about 320 hectares, to his destruction have attracted more than 300 people And 51 of the vehicles, as well as among them airplanes And helicopters. In gschs of Ukraine Last news first claimed that the fire has no threat to residents And will not affect the background radiation. 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. Morning environment the spread of fire managed to stop the fire completely surrounded And controlled, the radiation background is normal.
"on the morning of April 29 large-Scale fires in the exclusion area near Chernobyl localized, service eliminate isolated pockets of fire" - Andreev wrote on his page in Facebook.
He also recalled that in the area of fire in several villages were home to squatters, for this reason, employees of the police Department of the ChNPP zone quickly evacuated all people to a safe place.
"currently on the scene are police officers, who continue to provide in the region of exclusion, the protection of public order ", - said the Commissioner of the SSES.
according to him, unverified cause of the fire is still considered arson or careless handling of fire. Suspicion of intentional arson arose from the fact that the fire hazards found in several places on both sides of the river.