Azerbaijani MES continues to take measures in order to extinguish fire in the Hirkan National Park - VIDEO

Azerbaijani MES continues to take measures in order to extinguish fire in the Hirkan National Park - VIDEO
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  • calendar-gray 18 January 2021

Operative and urgent measures by the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) for extinguishing the fire broken out in the Hirkan National Park in Astara district are underway, MES told APA.

Firefighting is hampered by the complexity of the terrain and unfavorable weather conditions. However, necessary measures are being taken in order to prevent the fire from spreading to a larger area and causing greater damage to the National Park.

Note that the personnel of 44 people and 2 equipment of the State Fire Protection Department of the MES, 28 persons and 2 equipment from Civil Defense Forces, 31 persons and 2 equipment from Special Risky Rescue Service, 18 persons and 2 equipment from South Regional Service, as well as 15 employees of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources have been involved in the firefighting today. BE-200ÇS amphibious aircraft of the Aviation Detachment of the Ministry of Emergency Situations are also involved in the operation.

Additional information will be provided.​

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