Alarming Situation, 14 New Blazes in 24-Hours
Albanian Daily News
Published August 8, 2017
Summer heat continues to cause numerous huge fires in the forest areas all over the country. Some 14 new blazes were registered during the last 24-hours, the National Civil Emergencies (NCE) reported on Tuesday. More than 84 firefighters and 13 firefighting vehicles were deployed in the most problematic areas to prevent situation escalation.
Dozens of voluntaries and Army's troop helped the firefighters in their difficult battle with the flames. Helicopters also provided assistance from the air in these areas where the broken terrain made it impossible to reach the blazes.
The NCE renews the appeal to the citizens to immediately report any sign of wildfire in the emergency numbers or the police numbers.