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Terrifying Wildfire Rages in Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

© AP Photo / Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry Press Service handout photo via APIn this Monday, June 29, 2015 handout photo made available by the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry press service on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, an aerial view of a forest fire is seen in the Chernobyl area, Ukraine
In this Monday, June 29, 2015 handout photo made available by the Ukrainian Emergency Situations Ministry press service on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, an aerial view of a forest fire is seen in the Chernobyl area, Ukraine - Sputnik International
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The Chernobyl disaster, considered to be one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, occurred on April 26, 1986. The subsequent contamination led to a nearly 8.4 million residents of modern-day Belarus, Ukraine and Russia being exposed to high levels of radiation, while over 400,000 people were forced to evacuate the most polluted areas.

A massive wildfire started Tuesday morning inside the "dead zone" around the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, when the dry grass caught fire, local emergency services said in a statement.

There are numerous videos showing flames in the area that are threatening to approach to the nuclear plant.

The wildfire subsequently reached a forest, where up to 10 hectares (over 24 acres) were ablaze.

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