The fire in the exclusion zone of Chernobyl is approaching the border of Belarus

the fire in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl NPP continues to spread. Currently, in the village of Zhurba in the Zhytomyr region the flame is 17 kilometers from the border of Belarus. About it reports TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

Firefighters are trying to prevent the fire to the border, to their aid came the fire train. In this threat the storage of radioactive waste of Chernobyl no.

According to the State service for emergency situations (SSES) of Ukraine, a fire in the village Zhurba currently localized. The main focus is to prevent flare up of a smoldering stumps, fallen trees and two peat bogs.

the fire employs more than 1,300 people and about three hundred pieces of equipment, including three helicopters. A total of over 640 km of fire protection strips.

Fire in the vicinity of Chernobyl first appeared on 4 April. By April 15 it was almost extinguished, including through heavy rain, but the next day squally wind again fanned the flames.

a Fire in the area of the Chernobyl NPP destroyed 12 uninhabited villages, their inhabitants were evacuated in 1986 after the accident.