Latakia - Sana
Firefighting teams from the Forestry Department in the Directorate of Agriculture, the Latakia Fire Brigade and the Civil Defense put out a fire in the lands of the villages of Al-Shibl, Karam Al-Halawani and Al-Masis, in Al-Mazira'a district in Lattakia countryside.
Eng. Basem Duba, head of the Forestry Department in the Agriculture Directorate, stated in a statement to SANA's correspondent that 3 firefighting teams from the Forestry Department in the Agriculture Directorate and 10 vehicles participated in putting out the fire in addition to 4 vehicles from the Latakia fire brigade and two vehicles from the Civil Defense. Currently the fire is in the cooling and monitoring phase to prevent the return of Fires ignited as the eastern winds continued to blow dry.
He pointed out that the fire destroyed about 50 dunums of forest land and small areas of agricultural land.
Duba added that the firefighting teams were also able to extinguish a fire that broke out in Al-Hawa village in Slanfah sub-district.