Fires Destroy Tens of Forest Acres in Albania
Albanian Daily News
Published August 1, 2017
Large forest areas, pastures and bushes have been burned down due to a series of wildfires during the last 24 hours. The latest data released by the National Civil Emergencies (NCI) on Tuesday indicated the presence of 5 blazes in different districts of the country.
Some 56 firefighters supported by 6 firefighting vehicles and 40 Armys troops battled for hours with the flames preventing the situation from getting worst.
Helicopters intervention was needed in some districts due to the broken terrain that made it difficult for the firefighters to reach the blazes.
The situation in the entire territory is being continuously monitored by the NCI experts who renewed the appeal to the population to immediately report any sign of forest fire.