Elbasan, Firefighters Battle with Blazes as Temperatures Soar
Albanian Daily News
Published August 3, 2017
More than one hundred persons and firefighters are battling a forest fire in Kraste village of Elbasan from more than 24 hours now.
Firefighters from Elbasan, Librazhd, Peqin, Gramsh, Lushnje and army forces or employees of the Elbasan municipality are trying everything to control the blazes in this area but the situation isn't good at all.
"We are dealing with this situation from more than 24 hours. 100 hectares of land have been burned," declared the vice mayor of Elbasan, Klevis Xhoxhi.
High temperatures make the situation worse.
Despite 70% of the fire now under control, officials said what remained was a source "of great concern".