Heavy fire at Yuzhno-Ukrainskaya power plant

Heavy fire at Yuzhno-Ukrainskaya power plant | Русская весна
Heavy fire at Yuzhno-Ukrainskaya power plant | Русская весна
Heavy fire at Yuzhno-Ukrainskaya power plant | Русская весна
Heavy fire at Yuzhno-Ukrainskaya power plant | Русская весна
Heavy fire at Yuzhno-Ukrainskaya power plant | Русская весна

Heavy fire at Yuzhno-Ukrainskaya power plant — the transformer near power units ignited. The fire could be seen even from the town. Glow was seen over the power plant and fire alarm was heard meters away.

Tonight at 22:04 on the territory of «Yuzhno-Ukrainskaya AES» power plant inside a transformer started a fire. The outbreak was extinguished within an hour at 23:40. This was reported by press-service of the power plant in Nikolayev region.

According to radiation control conducted just after the area radiation background does not exceed normal values. Special expert team is working on the fire site to determine the cause and aftermath of fire.

As reported by press-service an emergency call was registered at local fire-rescue service at 22:40. When emergency team arrived duty shift staff of the power plant switched the transformer off. The fire was extinguished with foam cannons. 16 equipment units and 125 fire-fighters were involved in the process.

Short circuit was called the preliminary cause why the transformer caught fire. Nuclear reactor haven’t stopped and has been operating without interruptions. In the town of Yuzhno-Ukrainsk there is no panic among residents.

As was reported before new Cabinet’s plan guided by Arseniy Yatsenyuk provides power augmentation for Yuzhno-Ukrainsk power plant in Nikolayev region.

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