High Temperatures, 8 New Wildfires in 24-Hours
Albanian Daily News
Published August 19, 2017
Fires situation continues to remain problematic due to the high temperatures of these recent weeks. Some 8 new wildfires were registered during the last 24-hours, the Civil Emergencies reported.
Dozens of acres of pine trees forests and bushes have been burned down due to the huge fires encouraged even by the strong winds.
Some 90 firefighters supported by 12 firefighting vehicles have been deployed throughout the country aiming fires containment. Over 100 Army's troops and local inhabitants have been providing assistance to the firefighters in their difficult battle with the flames.
Helicopters intervention has also become necessary in some areas where the broken terrain impeded the firefighters from reaching the blazes.
The Civil Emergencies continue to monitor the fires situation while appealing to the citizens to immediately report any sign of fire in the emergency numbers.