Bulgarian Firemen Salvage Historic Russian Village

Diplomacy | August 9, 2010, Monday // 11:17|  views

International firemen teams work to extinguish the forest fires near Moscow. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian firemen were able to salvage from the blaze a historic Russian village, the Bulgarian Interior Ministry informs.

The village of Yazvishte has a 300-year-long history and all houses are made from wood.

After their Sunday success, the Bulgarian fire fighters continue Monday to extinguish fires near the towns of Likino-Dulevo and Noginsk. Those in the vicinity of Likino-Dulevo are working a 20-km wide perimeter and are pouring over water round-the-clock while in Noginsk the perimeter is 4 km.

The group of 92 firemen and 3 doctors was sent to Moscow Saturday on the order of Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, after the latter spoke on the phone with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

Moscow has been smothered for days by a dense smog created by wildfires and the concentration of harmful substances in the air is exceeding the norm 7 times.


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Tags: Boyko Borisov, Vladimir Putin, Moscow, Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, wildfires, fire, smoke, airports, Bulgarian firemen


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