- Title: Bushfire rages in Chernobyl area as radiation 'exceeds norm'
- Date: 11th April 2020
- Summary: CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE, UKRAINE (APRIL 11, 2020) (REUTERS) (PART MUTE) VARIOUS OF AERIAL VIEWS OF SMOKE RISING FORM BUSHFIRE VARIOUS OF AERIAL VIEWS OF MACHINERY DRIVING AWAY FROM FIRE BUSHFIRE VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISHING FIRE AT SITE BUSHFIRE AERIAL VIEW OF FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISHING FIRE AT SITE BUSHFIRE, FIRE TRUCK IN DISTANCE AERIAL VIEW OF BUSHFIRE VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS AT WORK VARIOUS AERIAL VIEW OF FIRE FIREFIGHTER STANDING BY TRUCK PLANE DROPPING WATER ON FIRE VARIOUS OF PLANE FLYING ABOVE FIRE
- Keywords: Bush fire Chernobyl Ukraine exlusion zone firefighter nuclear
- Reuters ID: LVA001C91R2VB
- Location: CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE, UKRAINE
- City: CHERNOBYL EXCLUSION ZONE, UKRAINE
- Country: Ukraine
- Duration: 00:01:56
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Wildfires/Forest Fires
- Story Text: Firefighters were battling the bushfires in the Chernobyl exclusion zone on Saturday (April 11) while Ukrainian Ministry of Emergencies reported dozens of hectares had burnt.
The fires were near the Chernobyl nuclear power station, which exploded in April 1986 and caused the world's worst nuclear accident.
After the explosion, people were evacuated and resettled from the 30 km (19 mile) exclusion zone around the nuclear plant, and the zone is still strictly controlled.
The fires began on April 3 in the western part of the exclusion zone and spread to nearby forests, some of which are in the part of the zone that still has higher radiation.
According to Ukrainian Ecology Inspection body statement radiation in the epicentre of the fire exceeds the norm.
Ukrainian Ministry of Emergencies has introduced hundreds of firefighters and hardware to the region, including helicopters and airplanes.
(Production: Sergiy Karazy, Dmitry Turlyun)
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