Ukrainian firemen stop crown fire in Chornobyl area

11.08.2015 р., 15:45

"As of 11 a.m. on August 11 the fire between the former villages of Kovshylivka and Buda-Varovychi was being extinguished. The overall area of the fire is 60 hectares, including 15 hectares of crown fire. The crown fire has been put out," the report said. The State Emergency Service aircrafts have performed 62 water dumps. A reclamation canal of over 18 kilometers has been cleared. A fire of about ten hectares is being extinguished in the urban-type settlement of Poliske. The firefighting operation has been on round-the-clock, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine said.

Ukrainian firemen stop crown fire in Chornobyl area