Fires consume 5 thousand dunums, firefighters attempt to extinguish

Firefighters from the municipalities of al-Hasakah and Qamishlo, in cooperation with the residents, continue to try to extinguish the fire that broke out in agricultural land adjacent to the international road, which has so far burned about 5,000 dunums.

Our correspondent from the area reported that a large fire broke out Monday afternoon in the agricultural lands belonging al-Hasakah and Qamishlo residents. The fire broke out in the lands adjacent to the international road, and the firefighters of al-Hasakah and Qamishlo municipalities rushed to the site and worked with the residents to extinguish the fire which is burning in several directions.

The fire spread from the village of Gul Bustan Tahtani to the junction of Hittin, south of the international road in the direction of al-Hasakah, to the villages of Safira, Karaanishk and Firawa and a distance of about 10 km.

According to preliminary estimates, the fire has so far claimed about 5,000 dunums of land cultivated with wheat and barley.


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