Thursday, June 20, 2024

Wildfires still raging in Iran’s west

Wildfires are still burning in forests in Iran’s western Kurdistan Province, where local authorities have planned aerial firefighting operations.

Fires have been raging in “Be Radeh Rashe” Forests in Marivan City since Thursday, and reports said they were still burning as of Friday morning.

At least seven people who had volunteered to help extinguish the fires were wounded but were in good condition after receiving medical help.

Marivan’s Governor Esmail Ahmadi said aerial firefighting would start on Saturday morning, and a helicopter had been dispatched from the capital, Tehran.

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