Firefighters extinguish peat fires at 14 locations outside Kyiv

Firefighters extinguish peat fires at 14 locations outside KyivIn the Kiev region, firefighters extinguish 14 localized outbreaks of smoldering peat in 9 districts covering a total area of about 20 hectares, the press service of the state emergencies agency of Ukraine reported on Friday.

"153 staff and 49 vehicles from the state emergencies agency have been involved in quenching fires. An agency eurorocopter is conducting aerial reconnaissance at the moment," a statement said.

In addition, at 9.00 on October 16 in the Dnipropvsky Kyiv district grass fire broke out covering an area of about 1.5 hectares. The grassfire was localized. Two vehicles and 10 agency staff were involved in extinguishing the fire.

"These fires could cause an olfactory presence of combustion products in the air in parts of the city of Kyiv," noted the press service.

Source: Ukrinform
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