By Sabina Mammadli
Operational and urgent measures to extinguish wildfires in the
northern and north-western regions of Azerbaijan are underway,
Azernews reports per the Emergencies Ministry.
Most fire extinguishing operations are being carried out in
difficult mountainous terrains, which is unfavorable for the
movement of equipment and personnel.
Over 1,140 people from relevant state structures and 120 pieces
of equipment for various purposes are involved in extinguishing the
fires in Shabran, Gabala, Guba, Siyazan, and Khachmaz
Currently, employees and special equipment of the State Fire
Protection Service, the northern and north-western regional centers
of the Emergencies Ministry, the Civil Defense Troops, and the
Special Risk Rescue Service, amphibious aircraft 'BE 200 ÇS' and 2
helicopters. In addition, more than 400 personnel and over 40
pieces of equipment from the Forestry Center of the Ministry of
Ecology and Natural Resources and local executive authorities were
involved in the operations. Employees of the Interior Ministry and
Azersu JSC also take an active part in the operations.
Currently, work is underway to cool down the territories where
the fire broke out. Despite the hot and windy weather, firefighters
are battling to bring the fire under control.
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