Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   13 December

Armenian firefighters, Russian border troops join forces to tackle cross-border wildfire from Turkey

Armenian firefighters, Russian border troops join forces to tackle cross-border wildfire from 
Turkey

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 16, ARMENPRESS. Armenian firefighters-rescuers, with support of the Russian border troops stationed in Armenia, have put out a wildfire which originated in Turkey and spread into the country, the Minister of Emergency Situations said.

911 received a call at 15:12, November 15 that a fire in Turkish territory can potentially spread into the Lake Arpi National Park in Shirak, Armenia.

Two firefighting engines were dispatched to the area. The fire was contained at 18:57 and put out at 19:30.

40 Russian border guards, 3 personnel of the national part and 7 civilians from a nearby village helped firefighters in tackling the fire.

 

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan




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