What is the situation at the Hirkan National Park? - VİDEO

What is the situation at the Hirkan National Park? - VİDEO
# 21 August 2019 19:49 (UTC +04:00)

Works on extinguishing fire at the mountainous zone of Hirkan National Park continue, APA’s south bureau reports.

Wildfires that began from yesterday continue at the forestry massive located between Tangivan village of Lankaran and Bobla village of Lerik. Two helicopters of MES and amphibian aircraft deployed for extinguishing fire.

Fire covers 10 hectares of area. Live force of 248 people of Ministry of Emergency Situations, personnel of Civil Defence Troops and South Regional Center, employees of forestry department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and local people are involved to the fire place.

Department director of MENR said that due to protection of National Park from outside impacts, existence of large amount of dry grass cover and dried trees, fire spreads to large area: “Despite we take the fire in the frame with our employees and workers of MES. We will ensure extinguishing the fire in a short time. Workers involved in the extinguishing the fire haven’t been injured and currently participate in putting off the fire.

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