243 fires reported in Georgia in past 48 hours, 11 hotspots remain active

  • Hotsports remain in Samegrelo, Racha, Svaneti and Imereti regions. Photo: Emergency Management Service press office.

Agenda.ge, 6 Jan 2021 - 12:30, Tbilisi,Georgia

Two hundred and forty three fires have been reported in Georgia in the past 48 hours, mostly in the western part of the country. 

232 of the 243 fires have already been extinguished. 

Firefighters are now trying to extinguish the remaining 11 hotspots,” the Georgian Emergency Management Service reported earlier today. 

Mostly fields have caught fire, with limited destruction in forests.  

Imereti Governor Zviad Shalamberidze has stated that human negligence may be the reason for the fires. 

He said that sometimes locals set fires to their agricultural lands (to clean them from grass and other remains) and strong winds spread the fires.