Wildfire close to Bulgaria’s capital contained

Wildfire close to Bulgaria’s capital contained   

08 October 2011

published by www.focus-fen.net

Bulgaria — The large wildfire, which broke out on Friday near the village of Kostadinkino close to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, has been contained, Nikolay Nikolov, director of Fire Safety and Civil Protection DG, told FOCUS News Agency.

He added the nearby settlements were out of danger.

The flames engulfed more than 10,000 decares of land, including forest.

According to him the reasons for the fire are the recent dry spell, high temperatures and human negligence.

He added that another fire, which is burning in the western municipalities of Dragoman and Slivnitsa, would be extinguished soon.

According to him the local villages and towns are out of danger. The flames destroyed around 7,000 decares of dry grass and bushes.

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