Homs, SANA-The firefighting brigades have been able to extinguish a fire that erupted on Monday evening in the agriculture lands in al-Nasira town in Talkalakh countryside.
In a statement to SANA, Director of the Civil Defense in Homs Gen. Ghiath Aqeel said that through working with cooperation with the firefighting brigades, civil defense, fire fighters of the Agriculture Directorate and the Syrian Arab Army personnel and the locals, a fire that erupted in the vicinity of al-Nasira was contained.
Aqeel added that the firefighting brigades are working on cooling the area and observing it for fear of the renewed fire due to the dry weather conditions and the active eastern winds which has contributed to the extension of the fire spot and delayed the process of extinguishing it.
Director of Forests Department in Talkalakh Elias Bitar, for his part, noted that the fire devoured about 30 dunums of forests, in addition of a huge areas of cultivated lands and fruitful trees.
Najwa al-Ali/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri