Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chernobyl NPP wildfire fully put out. Radiation levels in the fire zone and Kiev are normal (Ukraine's Emergencies State Service)

The forest wildfire that broke out in the Chernobyl NPP Exclusion Zone has been fully put out, the press service of Ukraine's Emergencies State Service said on Wednesday.

"The fire has been extinguished. The situation is under control of the state service," the Ukrainian UNN news agency cited the State Service.

According to previous reports, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told the government meeting, "The fire situation has stabilized and the radiation levels in the fire zone and Kiev are normal. There is no threat to local residents."

Ukraine's Interior Ministry instituted a criminal inquiry into the reasons of the fire.


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