Rescuers are asked to use military equipment for fighting fires in the Zhytomyr region
KIEV. April 17. UNN. The state emergency service is addressed to the General staff of the Armed forces with a request to provide rescue aid in the form of an involvement of heavy military engineering equipment type of equipment “BAHT-2”, to extinguish forest fires in the Zhytomyr region. This is a social network Facebook wrote the Deputy Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko, reports UNN.
“Yesterday Kiev was under attack rare places for our elements — dust storms,” wrote Gerashchenko.
According to him, it has become possible because of the strong gusting North-West wind sometimes reaching speeds over 30 meters per second.
A sandstorm added smoke and fumes that rose from the large-scale forest fires, swollen with the wind in the Zhytomyr region.
According to the Deputy Minister, fire fighting is complicated by strong wind gusts, but the situation remains under control.
“Where weather conditions permit and there is sufficient visibility, involved aircraft fire. Also this morning, the head of gschs Nikolai Chechetkin addressed to the chief of the General staff of Ruslan Hamakom with a request to provide rescue aid in the form of an involvement of heavy military engineering equipment type of equipment “BAHT-2”, able to pave roads in remote wooded areas to facilitate easy access of fire equipment. Such assistance from our armed forces will be provided immediately as the fight against forest fires is a task that requires consolidation of all organized forces of the state”, — wrote Gerashchenko.
As reported UNN, as of the afternoon of April 17, rescuers of gschs assist the workers of forest enterprises on the territory Vistupovichi and Berezanskogo of forestry in Zhytomyr region to extinguish the dry grass and forest floor. Attracted by aviation SSES.
Recall that in the Zhytomyr region during the burning grass, the fire spread to the village and damaged houses.