In April 2020, the whole world followed events in the tour area, a large-scale fire destroyed everything in its path: forests, abandoned villages, cemeteries. Fortunately, the disaster did not reach the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
What has survived in the Chernobyl area and what is the situation there now? A tour to Pripyat with professional guides will provide the most comprehensive and reliable answers. We suggest recalling the main details of the occurrence and elimination of a fire.
The fire in the tour area became famous on April 4. In one day, the fire covered an area of 20 hectares of the Kotovsky forestry. Strong winds accelerated the situation, and on April 5, the fire spread to 100 hectares of forest. To eliminate the fire, more than 500 people, 110 pieces of equipment and aviation were attracted: planes and helicopters. But elements turned out to be stronger: every day the fire captured new territories. On April 13, it reached Pripyat and was two kilometers from the Podlesny nuclear waste storage plant.
On April 14, new fires were recorded, but on the same day it started raining – the fire was extinguished. On April 15 and 16, wood and stumps smoldered. However, strong gusts of wind renewed the fire. The fire spread to the territory of other forestries: Lubyanskoye, Korogodsky, Parishevsky, Denisovetsky and Dityatkovsky.
Rescuers fought the elements day and night. It took more than two weeks to localize the fire. On May 13, the President of Ukraine, Vlodymyr Zelensky announced the total elimination of fire.
The main cause of fires in the tour area is a human factor. Since several fires were pointed, which were far from each other, we are talking about deliberate action. According to representatives of the State Emergency Situations Service, a resident of a nearby village to the tour area burned garbage at home, and took the remains of a smoldering fire outside the village. The dry grass quickly caught fire, and flames spread over a large area.
One more case is also worth mentioning. The fire cause was a 27-year-old citizen who set fire to the grass for fun, but the situation got out of control and he could not extinguish the fire in time.
Experts considered another version: dry grass caught fire from a spark due to a short circuit on power lines.
One of ecologists, Sergei Mirny in an interview said that natural factors also influenced the situation:
“2020 was a very warm with a dry winter, and an even warmer, dry and windy spring. It dried up the earth incredibly. “
The element, which raged in the Chernobyl area for more than a month, caused damage immediately on the most important fronts:
The exclusion area is ready to receive tourists. It has something to “tell” you. The Chernobyl tour with experienced and professional guides will give you the opportunity to plunge into the special atmosphere of this area and learn many facts still unknown.
You can always contact our company, get information on details of the tour to Pripyat, the price of which will pleasantly surprise you.
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