Wildfires burning near the Chernobyl nuclear plant have covered the capital of Ukraine in smoke and made its air pollution among the worst in the world. Residents burning rubbish near Chernobyl accidentally sparked fires on April 4, and though firefighters managed to contain the initial blazes, three new fires began to spread in the contaminated exclusion zone on Thursday, April 16. The fires were propelled by strong winds and smoke has engulfed the capital Kyiv. While many residents are adhering to stay-at-home orders anyway, authorities are now encouraging residents to close their windows to prevent the smog filling their houses.
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