Catastrophic fire in Shamakhi extinguished

Catastrophic fire in Shamakhi extinguished

17 July 2009

published by en.apa.az


Azerbaijan — A fire blazed up in the evening on July 16 in the villages of Shamakhi region was extinguished at about 21.30 on Thursday, Emergency Commission of the Aghsu Region told APA local bureau.

The fire blazed up in the pastures of four villages of Shamakhi, Shadyan, Medrese, Veysalli, Karkend in the evening on July 16. Firefighters took necessary measures to prevent its extension into the nearby forests. Despite that the fire covered about 500 ha fields and extended into the territory of Aghsu region. Windy weather created problems in the extinguishing of fire. A helicopter, three firefighting vehicles, 10 water tanks, ambulances and civil defense troops of the Ministry of Emergency Situations arrived at site.
No casualties were reported. Reasons of the fire are not known yet.


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