|Updated: 22-Aug-2007||EADRCC - Operations|
Eng. / Fr.
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1
Approximately 13 bigger fires have been burning since last week, affecting approximately 3.000 hectares of forest and 32 municipalities. The Government of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia1 on 18 July declared a crisis situation.
Fires in three critical locations are burning out of control; KOZJAK-DUM where the power station of the Kozjak lake is severely endangered; ZELINO village close to Tetovo; KATLANOVO, 15 km SE of Skopje. There is an urgent need for air intervention because the use of standard fire fighting equipment is ineffective, since the disaster area is mountainous.