WILDFIRES STILL DANGEROUS IN SOUTH BULGARIA

Politics | August 16, 2001, Thursday // 00:00

A wildfire in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains has been raging for six days now. Over 6,000
ha of woodland has been affected, National Fire and Emergency Safety Service (NFESS) Director Colonel Kiril Voinov said. The fire front is 400 m long. The fire is raging in a mixed
forest that is inaccessible to people and equipment. That is why the Defense Ministry has been asked to send a fire fighting helicopter. Water is being poured over the flames near the villages of Madritsa and Kostilkovo. There is a strong wind stoking the flames and hampering firefighting efforts. The firefighters are trying to contain the fire by cutting down the trees to make clearings that are 5-6 m wide. Sixteen fire engines have been working on the site of the fire. Around 500 Defence Ministry and Civil Defence troops, forest rangers and locals are battling the blaze, Voinov said. he Ivailovgrad municipality is still considered a disaster area. There is no danger for the local population, Voinov said.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Politics » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria