Chernobyl buffer zone engulfed by wildfire

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Wildfires engulfed large areas of the exclusion zone surrounding the defunct Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine early Tuesday morning. The flames reportedly spread over around 130 hectares after the fire started Monday evening, but were brought under control by emergency services by Tuesday afternoon. Radiation levels in the area have not changed since the fire broke out, according to Victoria Ruban, a Kiev representative of the Ukrainian State Service.