CE: 9 Wildfires in the Country
Albanian Daily News
Published August 24, 2017
Nine new blazes were marked in the last 24 hours in Albania. The Civil Emergency informed on Thursday that flame were controlled with the help of helicopters, 52 firefighters, 13 fire trucks and around 75 forest rangers, have been appointed to attempt and extinguish the fires.
A hidden wildfire was reignited in the forest of the village Karma, firefighter forces were not able to tame the fire due to a rough mountainous terrain and strong winds. A helicopter has also been commissioned. Two wildfires remain active, but are being kept under constant check by forest rangers. In the village, Karma, in Puke, the fires have engulfed weeds, meadows and an oak forest. Firefighters along with volunteers were able to extinguish the fire. The hearthstones are being monitored even nowadays since they were reignited during nighttime due to strong winds.
In the village Rreth-Kale, in Diber, a fire broke out in a surface covered by meadows and weeds. Several residences were endangered by the fire. Because of it a considerable stretch of land with weeds, meadows and several plum roots was burned. In the village Pllafe, in Diber, a fire broke out in an area covered mostly by weeds and thorns. The flames almost spread towards the village cemetery. After the intervention of the firefighters, the flames were put out. Due to the fire a hectare of field covered by thorns and weeds was burned.
In the village Rrumbullake, in Peqin, broke out a fire in a land covered by weeds and thorns. The fire endangered several residences, but the situation was taken under control by the firefighters. Due to the fire a considerable land area with weeds and thorns was burned. In the village Hosmashaj, in Peqin, a piece of land with thorns and weeds was involved in a fire. Because of it, half a hectare of a field with thorns and weeds was burned. In the village Zdrajsh, in Librazh, a fire broke out in a land covered with weeds, meadows and chestnuts. The flames also endangered several homes. The firefighters intervened to extinguish it. Because of the fire, half a hectare of weeds, thorns and chestnuts was burned.
In the village Bistrice, in Finiq, a fire broke out in a surface with thorns and weeds. To extinguish the fires, 22 volunteers went to the help of the firefighters. A hectare of thorns and weeds was burned. In the village Kostar, in Finiq a fire broke out in a surface with weeds and thorns. Because of it a hectare of weeds and thorns was burned.