Fires Situation, 10 Blazes in 24 Hours
Albanian Daily News
Published August 30, 2017
The fire situation in Albania remains worrisome. The Civil Emergencies report the presence of 10 new fireplaces across the country in the last 24-hours. Some 90 firefighters, supported by 20 vehicles continue to battle with the flames in the districts of Shkodra, Lezha, Elbasan, Fier and Korça.
150 Armys Troops and around 140 Forest Police forces are also providing assistance to the firefighters during their efforts to contain the flames.
Helicopters intervention also became necessary due to the rough terrain which impeded the firefighters from reaching the blazes in some areas.
Forest fires are being continuously monitored by the Civil Emergencies experts who repeat the appeal to the citizens to immediately report any sign of fire.