"There are 24 localized glowing spots in the peatlands with the total area of 122 hectares being extinguished in 11 districts of the Kyiv region as of 7 a.m. Oct. 19.
"322 firefighters and 82 pieces of equipment of the State Emergency Service are involved in extinguishing of the smoldering peat. Products of combustion can be smelled in some areas of Kyiv," the agency informed.
The level of radiation background in Kyiv and the Kyiv region is within the limits averaging 12-14 micro roentgen per hour (the safe radiation background level is up to 30 mcR/h). The radiation background in the exclusion zone averages 23 micro roentgen per hour (he safe radiation background level is up to 50 mcR/h).