Current forest fires in the Ukraine

Forest Fires in Ukraine  

28 April 2015

Wildfires burning in the Radioactively Contaminated Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ), Ukraine

Wildfires in the CEZ depicted by the  the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on 28 April, 2015 at 11:00 UTC (14:00 Ukrainian time)
Source: Nasa Earth Observatory

Active fires captured bythe Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satelliteover the CEZ on 28 April, 2015 at 9:15 UTC (12:15 Ukranian time)
Source: Nasa Earth Observatory

Density of 137Cs contamination in the CEZ. The burned area depicted by MODIS (on Terra and Aqua) on 28 April 2015 reveal the location of the current wildfires in medium-contaminated vegetation of the CEZ.
Source of map: Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring
Center (Kiyv, Ukraine).

Fire Weather Index Forecast for Thursday, 30 April 2015.

The fire in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ)
Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 18:24

As of 1800 on 28 April 2015. The total area of fire is more than 2000 ha. The nature of the damage territories and arrays is determined, fire controlled and is in the phase of localization instructions. Involve additional forces and means of fire extinguishing systems. According to control capacity exposure dose as at the current time does not exceed the control results. Indicators of radionuclides content in the air and background radiation not exceed the established control levels.

The fire in the CEZ
Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 11:59

O2330 zone in the village. Illintsi (quarters 413-415 Lubyanka Slavic forestry), where the fire in extinguishing which was attended by representatives of the Lubyanka Slavic forestry and Lubyanka Slavic Lps not less than 15 persons. Used vehicles: AC-40 (1 unit), АРС (1 unit), MTZ-82 (1 thousand).

27 April 2015 at 07:30 h the fire was partly localized two bonfires on the area of 4.2 and 4.0 hectares. However, due to the strong wind gusts at 1400 fire overturned on new square and covered 169-414 quarters Lubyanka Slavic arrived forestry. For its extinguishing were involved additional equipment and personnel of: AC-40 (3 units), АРС (1 unit), MTZ-80 (3 units), UAZ (1 units) and 36 employees, Корогодського Паришівського and Опачицького forestry, as well as personnel ДПРЧ of 30 persons.

On the night of 27 to 28 April 2015. In point of radioactive waste (burial) “Buriakivka” a fire that due to wind seized the north-western edge of burial. As a result of fire 10% territory PZRO burned out herbal flooring. At 28 April 2015 the total area of the fire is about 2000 ha. The nature of the damage territories and arrays is determined, fire controlled and is in the phase of localization instructions.

According to control capacity exposure dose at 28 April did not exceed control results. Control level (for this territory) in terms of radionuclides content in the air and of the dose rate, not exceeded.

Source: Chernobyl Agency

Kiev region: Rescuers quickly fires in the territory of a special plant “Chernobyl Forest”
28 April 2015, at 12:45h.

To the Rescue Service of Kiev region a fire was reported on three separate local forest blocks in the special plant “Chornobyl Forest”. Engaged in firefighting 182 men and 32 pieces of equipment, including the State Emergency Service – 130 personnel and 24 vehicles. From State Forestry Agency involved 5 fire trucks, 3 tractors with plows and 52 firefighters.

To conduct aerial reconnaissance and engaged in firefighting helicopter Mi-8 with water bucket and EUROCOPTER and two AN-32P planes are engaged. At 15:00h they made the first discharge of water on fire and extinguishing continues. At the scene came as emergency personnel from Ivankivsky and Vishgorod and the district’s Kyiv region consisting of 52 personnel and 9 vehicles. To enhance the grouping Fire and Rescue Force in addition to the fire sent 30 personnel and 7 vehicles on PG DSNS in Ukraine, Kiev. The emergency service is deployed field headquarters for managing firefighting, running mobile operational group headed by the Deputy Directorate DSNS Ukraine in Kyiv region Alexander Tkachenko, DSNS working team.

 Київська область: рятувальники ліквідовують пожежу на території спеціального комбінату “Чорнобильська пуща” (СТАНОМ НА 18:00)
28 квітня, о 12 год. 45 хв.

до Служби порятунку Київської області надійшло повідомлення про пожежу окремими осередками на трьох лісових кварталах на території спеціального комбінату “Чорнобильська пуща”.

До гасіння пожежі залучено 182 чоловіка та 34 одиниці техніки, у тому числі від ДСНС 130 чоловік особового складу та 25 одиниць техніки. Від Держлісагентства залучено 3 автоцистерни, 2 авторозливні станції, 3 трактори з плугами та 52 працівники.

Для проведення повітряної розвідки і гасіння осередків пожежі залучено вертоліт Мі-8 з водозливним пристроєм (здійснено 11 скидів), “Єврокоптер” та три пожежні літаки АН-32 П (здійснено 5 скидів).

Н місце події працює особовий склад Іванківського, Вишгородського та Бородянського районів Київської області у складі 52 чоловік особового складу та 9 одиниць техніки, 30 чоловік особового складу та 7 одиниць техніки від ГУ ДСНС України у м. Києві.

На місці події розгорнуто штаб пожежогасіння, працює мобільна оперативна група на чолі з першим заступником ГУ ДСНС України у Київській області Олександром Ткаченком.

Координацію дій з гасіння лісової пожежі здійснює виконуючий обов’язки Голови Зорян Шкіряк.

Source: Ministry of Emergency Situations:

Additional Information on Radioactive Fire in Ukraine and Neighbouring Belarus and Russian Federation

The following special GFMC website provides background materials and activities to address the problem of fire management on contaminated terrain.

Website of the Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center (Kiyv, Ukraine):

VI International Fire Management Week held in Kyiv / Boyarka, Ukraine, 25-27 March 2015

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