Forest Fires, 5 Blazes in 24-Hours
Albanian Daily News
Published August 15, 2017
The Albanian forests are still endangered by the wildfires despite the temperatures decrease. Some 5 blazes were registered during the last 24-hours, the Civil Emergencies reported on Tuesday.
Over 50 firefighters supported by 7 firefighting vehicles were deployed in the most problematic areas to prevent the fires situation from getting worst. Some 60 Army's troops and 48 effective of the Forest Police helped the firefighters battling with the massive flames.
The helicopter's intervention was needed in some areas due to the rough terrain which impeded the firefighters from reaching the fires.
The Civil Emergencies experts are continuously monitoring the fires situation while renewing the appeal to the citizens to immediately report any sign of blazes to the emergency or police numbers.