Bulgarian Air Force Help Put Out New WildfireEnvironment | August 21, 2012, Tuesday // 14:05| views
A new wildfire has broken out in Southwestern Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES
Two Mi-17 helicopters of the Bulgarian Air Force have been dispatched to put out a wildfire in Southwestern Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian Air Force had just completed its participation in the extinguishing of a wildfire near the Black Sea towns of Nessebar and Pomorie.
They have now been sent off to tackle a wildfire near the village of Pastra, Kyustendil District, Rila Municipality.
The helicopters are using water from micro-reservoirs in the Rila Mountain.
Since the beginning of August, Bulgaria has seen more than 1000 wildfires, some of them large-scale ones.
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