Azerbaijan’s firefighting team manage to extinguish fire in large area in Georgia

# 11:29
24 August 2017

The forces of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan, sent to Georgia, continue operations of extinguishing the forest fires.


Azerbaijan’s firefighting team managed to put out the fires in an area of about 20 hectares, an APA correspondent reported from Georgia.


The Azerbaijani firefighters are involved in firefighting efforts in four locations.  


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


Under the order of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, the Ministry of Emergency Situations sent 22 units, including one helicopter and 131 personnel to Georgia to assist in extinguishing the forest fires. Moreover, two helicopters and a 6-member crew of Azerbaijan’s State Border Service are involved in fire-fighting efforts in the disaster zone.