By Alexa Chopivsky
As Russia’s forest and peat fires continue to burn for at least the seventh consecutive week, flames kicked up in neighboring Ukraine, including two fires in Chernobyl’s 2,826 square kilometer exclusion zone, which is highly radioactive. The blazes were swiftly extinguished. And they are not unusual.Up to 70 fires break out every year near the scene of the 1986 disaster, the world’s worst nuclear accident. Read more here.