Forest fire near Chornobyl brought under control (Video)
Forest fires raging just five kilometers from the nuclear power station in Chornobyl are now under control, according to the statement by Ukraine's Ministry for Emergency Services early Wednesday.
The blaze is said to be the worst since 1992, Ukraine Today reports.
Localization efforts involved three special planes, one helicopter, several vehicles and a large force of firefighters on the ground, according to Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk.
Interior Ministry personnel are also helping to prevent the fire from spreading.
Earlier, according to the reports by the Interior Ministry, high winds were pushing the fire towards the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster. The latest reports suggest that government response has worked and fire containment efforts have been successful.
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