samedi 17 aot 2019 16:01:33

Air support to end wild fires

PUBLISHED : 15-07-2019 | 17:10

The forest fire control system, which has taken on an alarming proportion over the past two days in some parts of the country, has been strengthened by the use of two helicopters to provide air support, indicates on Sunday a press release from the civil protection .

This aims to "better ensure the protection of the population and the vegetation cover, following the forest fires recorded between Bejaia and Bordj Bou Arreridj, which made it possible to quickly contain the fire", says the same source.

To this end, during the last 48 hours, "three mobile columns and permanent support from the intervention units in Bejaia, Tizi-Ouzou and Bordj Bou Arreridj, following the wild fires recorded in these regions".

As a reminder, the civil protection has, since 1 June, extinguished 479 forest fires, which generated 708.66 hectares of forest damage.

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