Three of seven remaining fires in western Georgia contained, fire approaches homes in Russian-occupied Gagra

  • Five hundred firefighters are trying to extinguish fires in western and central Georgia. Photo: Emergency Management Service press office.  

Agenda.ge, 8 Jan 2021 - 12:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian firefighters have contained three of the remaining seven fires in western and central Georgia. 

257 fires have been reported in Georgia since January 4, 2021. 

Mostly fields have been caught in the blaze.

Field and forest fires remain in Samegrelo, Racha-Lechkhumi and Shida Kartli regions. 

500 firefighters are trying to extinguish the fires. 

Central Georgian government has offered help to the Russian-occupied Abkhazia region. Photo: Emergency Management Service press office. 

The Georgian Interior Ministry has called on locals not to set fires to grass and other remains on their agricultural lands. 

The Emergency Management Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs says that strong winds and the dry weather helped spread the fire. 

Forest fires are approaching homes in Georgia’s Russian-occupied town of Gagra in Abkhazia region. 

Local agencies reported yesterday that the fire was 150 meters from houses. 

The Georgian State Security Service stated earlier today that the central Georgian Government has offered help to the occupied region several times against fires. However, no response has been made so far. 

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