Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   28 September

Armenian firefighters combat massive wildfire near Mount Ara as flames spread into adjacent province

Armenian firefighters combat massive wildfire near Mount Ara as flames spread into adjacent 
province

YEREVAN, AUGUST 21, ARMENPRESS. Firefighters in Armenia’s Kotayk Province have managed to contain a wildfire in the foothills of Mount Ara.

The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 09:16, August 20 and the fire was contained at 02:15, August 21. Nearly 100 firefighters are combating the fire, and numerous local residents have joined the operation.

The fire has even spread into the adjacent Aragatsotn Province. As of 02:15, August 21 nearly 1300 ha of grass area is burning in the Kotayk province, and 500 ha of land from the side of Aragatsotn.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan





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