Two hectare peat fire burning 60 km from Chernobyl: official

12th August 2010, Comments 0 comments

A two hectare peat bog fire is burning 60 kilometres south of Chernobyl, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster, but the situation poses no danger, a Ukrainian official said Thursday.

The fire started on August 9 and will be extinguished on Thursday or Friday, said Viktoria Ruban, spokeswoman for the Ukrainian emergency situations ministry.

"The fire presents no danger. There is no threat," she added.

© 2010 AFP

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