A wildfire began in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant on Saturday. Because of its location and pattern, it is believed to be arson.
"This fire is most likely an arson, because it has started in the middle of the forest and it has a specific form of dissemination," said Deputy Director of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine's Department of Emergency Response Pyotr Korotinsky. Although, this has not been proven conclusively.
The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant was destroyed on April 26, 1986. An area of 80,000 square miles was contaminated from radioactive fallout. We wrote a Fires in History feature on this disaster; you can see it here.