Firefighters Battle Flames in Bulgaria's Sakar Mountain

Environment | July 27, 2012, Friday // 08:17|  views

Firefighters and volunteers keep battling the flames in the Sakar Mountain for a second day in a row. Photo by BGNES

Firefighters keep fighting the wildfire in the Sakar Mountain in southeastern Bulgaria for a second day in a row.

The fire broke out Thursday afternoon in a field located between the municipalities of Topolovgrad and Galabovo.

The blaze was triggered by a tractor which caught fire while working in the field.

Some 80 people battled the flames overnight.

The fire has so fire affected around 3000 decares of land.

The situation remains complicated.

So far, no victims or injured have been reported and there is no danger about the local population.

The fire has been isolated and some 150 firefighters and volunteers will continue to tackle the flames Friday.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Tags: wildfire, blaze, Sakar mountain


» Related Articles: