Ukraine — 1.35 hectares of peat bogs are burning in Kyiv region, a spokesman for the Ministry of Emergencies and Affairs of Population Protection from the Consequences of Chornobyl Catastrophe of Ukraine told Ukrainian News.
Fire is being putting out on 0.6 hectares of peat bogs in the village of Rakivka, Vyshgorod district, 0.35 hectares in the village of Ozera, Borodianka district and 0.4 hectares in the settlement of Hostomel, Irpin district.
The fire has been brought under control, the spokesman noted.
On Monday, August 8, firefighters extinguished outbreaks of peat fires neat Irpin, Kyiv Sviatoshyn district, and grass in Boryspil, Makariv, Baryshivka, Ivankiv, Irpin, Vyshgorod and Kyiv-Sviatoshyn districts.
As Ukrainian News reported, President Viktor Yanukovych issued a decree on August 6 to task the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional, Kyiv and Sevastopol city state administrations with providing 24h control over safety and protection of forests and verifying readiness of evacuation points dues to high fire danger because of hot weather.