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Azerbaijani firefighters continue to battle forest fires in Georgia

Firefighters of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Emergency Situations are actively involved in efforts to extinguish the forest fires that broke out in Georgia's Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park on Aug. 20.  

 

Firefighting vehicles and personnel of Azerbaijan’s ministry are currently trying to put out fires near the village of Daba, APA’s Georgia bureau reported.

 

Meanwhile, Azerbaijan’s helicopter together with those of Georgia, Turkey and Belarus are involved in fire-fighting efforts.   

 

Forest fires broke out on Georgian territory on August 20. A special headquarters has been set up that unites authorities from all relevant state agencies to draw up strategies for handling the fire. Windy weather and high temperature make it difficult for firefighters to handle the blaze.

 

Earlier, under the order of Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, the Ministry of Emergency Situations has sent a helicopter, 22 fire engines and 131 personnel to Georgia to aid in extinguishing the forest fires in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.

 

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili and other officials expressed their gratitude to the Azerbaijani president for the help rendered.  

 

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