Albania in flames, dozens more fires startStaff Writer | August 22, 2017
Over 10 massive fires have broken out in Albania in the last 24 hours while hundreds of Armed Forces personnel, Albanian civil emergencies office said.
Europe The Albanian government has decided to allocate more funds
Sunday night, authorities in Tirana informed that fires were approaching houses in some villages and the operation to battle the flames continued all night.
"Fires have burnt considerable areas of pine forest in the vicinity of Voskopoja in Korca municipality (southeastern Albania), endangering the tourist village, while another fire broke out in a pine forest in Surrel village in Tirana municipality," the civil emergencies department informed.
The Albanian government has decided to allocate more funds to cope with this state of emergency.
A week ago, the government approved a budget revision and allocated one billion lek ($8.9 million) to cope with the fires. ■