Forests are burning in the Zhytomyr region, all in the dense smoke: photos of the disaster, the scale is staggering

Леса пылают в Житомирской области, все в густом дыму: фото бедствия, масштабы поражают

In the Zhytomyr region on the territory of Ovruch and Olevsk districts has been a forest fire

This soobshaet on the website of the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations.

“As of 9:00 a.m. April 26 on the territory Vistupovichi the forest area of GP “specialized Ovruch forestry” observed burning in a forest area of about 15 hectares. the distance to the border with the Republic of Belarus is about 5 km away.

Fire fighting is complicated by the impossibility of the entrance of equipment and personnel access to individual pockets of fire. During the day, the aircraft gschs of Ukraine (Antonov An-32P) carried out 5 discharges (40 tonnes).

Just to extinguish the fire involved 20 pieces of equipment and 226 people, including from gschs — 6 pieces of equipment and 30 personnel from forestry — 14 units and 196.

Леса пылают в Житомирской области, все в густом дыму: фото бедствия, масштабы поражают

Леса пылают в Житомирской области, все в густом дыму: фото бедствия, масштабы поражают

April 24 was a localized fire in the territory Usovskogo the forest area of GP “Slovechansko forestry” and Ozerianskyi the forest area of GP “Belokorovichi forestry”.

Now continue activities to eliminate them. There were 3 fire burning (4 hectares of dry grass and reeds, 3 hectares of Bush and peat, 3 ha forest floor) with a total area of about 10 hectares.

On the scene are from SSES 6 pieces of equipment and 22 rescuers, from forestry — 160 employees, 7 trucks and 6 tractors.

Note that large-scale forest fire was thrown on the territory of Ukraine from Belarus. Fire engulfed the forest in the Rivne oblast.

It is known that a fire broke out in the forests of the neighbouring country on Wednesday, April 24. Because of the rapid spread of fire has already burned 200 hectares of forest. After the fire, the height of which in some places reached the tops of the trees, began to move into the territory of Ukraine.

On the morning of 25 April, on the border with Belarus, was on duty 14 pieces of firefighting and rescue equipment and 70 personnel of gschs.

Recall factory with chemicals caught fire, the toxic smoke enveloped the city.

As reported Politeka, a powerful fire covered the largest reserve of Ukraine, a wall of fire and smoke.

Also Politeka wrote that a passenger bus caught fire while driving.