Wood Debris Caught Fire in Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

On 29 June at 12:35, the debris from wood felling caught fire on the territory of the Lubyansk forestry in the exclusion zone and spread over an area of about 20 hectares. Owing to a combined use of ground and air forces, the fire area was reduced to 8 hectares.

As of 30 June, 12:00, fire extinguishing continues. The involvement of ground forces is complicated by increased radiation background in the fire area.

The threat of fire spreading to other forest districts is absent.

125 people and 36 units of equipment have been involved in the fire extinguishing; among them, 63 staff members and 16 units of equipment have been provided by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, including MI-8 helicopter and AN-32P airplanes.

The last updates can be found here.

According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine