Fire breaks out in forest near Chernobyl nuclear plant
April 29 , 2015
A major fire broke out in the woods near Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, which was the site of a major disaster in 1986. The fire engulfed around 400 hectares of forest in the exclusion zone around the plant, said Arsen Avakov, Interior Minister of Ukraine. According to media reports, the fire broke out about 15 to 20 km from the nuclear plant and up to 200 firefighters were called to action in an attempt to douse the flames. Later,head of Ukraine's emergency services said, the fire had been brought under control.