Situation Getting Worst, 15 Blazes in 24-Hours
Albanian Daily News
Published August 4, 2017
The increased temperatures of these recent days are causing numerous fires in the country's forest areas. Some 15 new wildfires were registered during the last 24 hours, the Civil Emergencies Directory reported on Friday.
More than 109 firefighters and 24 firefighting vehicles battled for hours with the flames encouraged by the strong winds despite encountering many difficulties due to the broken terrain.
Some 90 Army's troops, 11 Forest Protection Service effectives helped the firefighters to extinguish fires. Helicopters intervention became necessary in some remote areas that could not be reached by the firefighters.
The Civil Emergencies Directory renews the appeal to the citizens to immediately report any sign of fire in order to prevent situation escalation.