Fire in the mountainous area of Khizi extinguished - UPDATED-1

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# 27 August 2020 21:00 (UTC +04:00)

Dry grass and bushes burned in an area of 300 hectares in the mountains near the villages of Garabulag and Dizavar in Khizi region, Ministry of Emergency Situations told APA.

The nearby forest strip and farms are protected from fire.

The fire was extinguished at 18:40.

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112 hotline phone service center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations has received information about fire broken out on mountainous territory near Dizavar village of Khyzy region, the Ministry told APA.

The fire protection units of the State Fire Protection Service have been brought into the scene of the accident. According to the initial information, the dry grass and bushes are burning on that territory. As the risk of spread of the fire onto forest has arisen, 2 helicopters of Aviation detachment of the Ministry and the employees of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources have been involved in the fire extinguishing works. The windy weather condition and location of the fire on a mountain group with hostile terrain hamper the fire extinguishing works. Currently, the implementation of urgent and pressing measures for the extinguishing of the fire is continued.

***14:15

The fire has broken out on the hardly passable mountainous territory near Dizavar village of Khyzy region, the Ministry of Emergency Situations told APA.

The fire protection units of State Fire Protection Service of the Ministry and 2 helicopters of the Aviation detachment have been involved in fire extinguishing works.

Currently, the urgent measures are being implemented for the extinguishing of the fire.

Additional information will be provided.

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