Heat Wave, 6 New Blazes in 24 Hours
Albanian Daily News
Published August 28, 2017
The wildfires continue to destroy large forest areas due to the heat wave that has engulfed the country. The presence of 6 new wildfires in different districts was reported on Monday by the National Civil Emergencies Directory (NCED).
The blazes were reported in the districts of Dibra, Shkodra, Lezha, Elbasan, Fier and Gjirokastra.
Some 40 firefighters supported by 5 firefighting vehicles and 60 Army's troops battled for hours with the flames aiming to prevent situation from getting worst.
Helicopters intervention became necessary in some areas where the rough terrain impeded the firefighters from reaching the blazes.
The fires situation is being continuously monitored by the NCED experts who continue to repeat the appeal to the citizens to immediately report any sign of blaze in the forest.