Widlfire Impedes Traffic in S Bulgaria Mountian PassEnvironment | August 16, 2012, Thursday // 14:20| views
A latest large-scale wildfire in southern Bulgaria has already engulfed close to 10 000 decares. Photo by Impact Press Group
A new large-scale wildfire has erupted in southern Bulgaria in the area between the Black Sea towns of Pomorie and Nessebar.
The flames engulfed close to 10 000 decares of pine and deciduous forests and dry grass and bushes.
Over 150 people, firemen, forest rangers, military servicemen, and volunteers are taking part in the extinguishing effort.
Atanas Terziev, Governor of the Region of Burgas, reports that the blaze is still burning and more help is needed. He stresses that manpower will be particularly necessary in mountainous areas with difficult access.
Dense smoke is reported in the Dyulinski mountain pass where traffic is impeded and drivers are asked to exercise caution.
The large number of blazes in Bulgaria is attributed to the summer heat and draught, and to human recklessness.
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