Algeria battles new wave of forest fires amid heatwave

The New Arab
September 18, 2023
Category: Forest Fires
Region: International

Major forest blazes broke out in Bejaia and Tizi Ouzou provinces in northern Algeria on Friday, two months after huge areas of woodland in the North African country were devastated in fires sparked by a heatwave. While the flames in Tizi Ouzou were tackled by firefighters, the battle to control forest fires in Bejaia continues. Fires were reported in the Mahoui forest near the town of Tichy on the outskirts on Bejaia city, and another in the Ash Al-Baz forest in Bejaia province, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Civil Defence. A third fire was reported in the forest of Igdasn village in Tizi Ouzou province.

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