Within the complex forestry Chernobyl forest " in the area of alienation happened a fire of dry grass.
According to the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations, the fire area is about 130 hectares, reports the news Agency.
"at 17: 10 on June 29 within the complex forestry Chernobyl forest" in the area of exclusion in the area of the village Kovilovo and the village Polesye in the Uzh river valley there was a fire of dry grass and reeds ", - stressed in the Ministry. To extinguish the fire attracted 24 units and 117 people. The Ministry emphasizes that the helicopters flew aerial reconnaissance to assess the situation and attract fire aviation. In the event you deployed the headquarters of the fire, working the mobile task force, adds RIA " Novosti ". Remember, June 9, near Kiev (Chernobyl is also located near the Ukrainian capital – approx. OPINION) was a big fire at the oil depot. Victims of the conflict were five people, was evacuated. At the end of April – may the fires have been recorded specifically for Chernobyl. In the main versions of the origin of the strongest for the last 23 years of a forest fire in the area of the disposition of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine considered arson. The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova has said that a forest fire in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant did not cause deterioration of the radiation background on the Russian territory. The President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow could consider assistance in extinguishing fires after the relevant pleadings in Kiev, but its not followed. The accident at the Ukrainian Chernobyl nuclear power plant occurred on 26 April 1986. Exploded the fourth unit of the plant. In Ukraine were contaminated with 50 thousand Square kilometers in 12 areas. The total area of radioactive contamination in Belarus amounted to about 46, 5 thousand Square kilometers (23% of total area). In addition, radioactive contamination damage 19 Russian regions with the total area of about 60 thousand Square kilometers and a population of 2, 6 million people.