Smoke Images from Russian and African Fires. Fires burning in central Africa in early August sent smoke plumes to Spain. Dust was also seen along the northwest coast of Africa. Credit: NASA/Suomi NPP/Colin Seftor
Although the forest fire raged late Tuesday night. And about 12 miles from the remains of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, officials said.
Zoryan Shkiryak, acting head of Ukraine’s emergency services, said 200 firefighters were at the scene trying to put out the fire but the situation was otherwise “fully under control. These fires were set off from the central African fires that plumed to Russian border.