provinces, SANA- Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Eng. Mohammad Hassan Qatana, announced that all fires which have erupted since Friday dawn in the provinces of Lattakia, Tartous and Homs have been extinguished.
In a statement to SANA, Eng. Qatana noted that the number of fires reached up to 156; 95 fires in Lattakia, 49 in Tartous, and 12 fires in Homs, pointing out that a fire which erupted in al Bala’a site in Homs was extinguished on Sunday morning.
Firefighting and civil defense teams at the fire sites with the participation of army helicopters continue the cooling operations at the burnt sites in Lattakia province to prevent the renewal of fires.
Eng. Bassem Duba, Director of the Forestry Department at the Agriculture Directorate in Lattakia said in a statement to the SANA reporter on Sunday that helicopters continue their work to cool some of the burnt sites in Qardaha countryside, in order to prevent the renewal of fires.
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