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.
Large fire in Chernobyl Red Forest. Emergency services on scene in this highly radioactive area. pic.twitter.com/uKucfIR7km— SecureBio (@SecureBio) 5 июня 2018 г.
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.
— ヤロスラフ・櫻井・井ファントムハイヴ (@jaroslav_kuro) 5 июня 2018 г.