Hot Weather, 15 Blazes in 24-Hours
Albanian Daily News
Published August 2, 2017
The presence of 15 blazes was registered in a number of districts during the last 24-hours, the National Civil Emergencies (NIC) reported on Wednesday. Tens of acres of forests, pastures and bushes were burned down due to the huge fires encouraged by the strong winds.
Firefighters battled for hours with the flames despite the difficulties encountered due to the broken terrain. Helicopters' intervention was needed in some districts due to the firefighters' impossibility to reach the blazes.
The situation is being continuously monitored by the NIC experts who renewed the appeal to the citizens to immediately report any sign of fire in the emergency or police numbers.