Forest in Mountainous Adjara Catches Fire

Fire has broken out in the forest of Shavnabada Mountain, Khulo Municipality, Mountainous Adjara.

More than 150 firefighters, policemen and forest officials are combating the fire.

At the moment, a special access road to the mountain is being cut to allow fire-fighters to reach the mountain.

The Emergency Management Agency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that fire on Shavnabada Mountain is under control.

“The exact scale of the fire is unknown but there is no necessity to involve aviation in the fire-extinguishing efforts,” the agency stated.

The fire in Shavnabada forest started on Sunday.

By Thea Morrison

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04 September 2017 11:54