ArmInfo. Extinguishing the fire that broke out on August 20 at 11:00 am near the reservoir of the village of Gekhi, Syunik Region, continues.
According to the Ministry of Emergencies, on August 22 at 05:00 am the fire extinguishing work was resumed.
Two operational teams of the regional rescue department of the Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergencies of Armenia and two combat crews of the fire and rescue unit left for at the scene of the accident.
About 115 hectares of grassy area and 25 hectares of forested areas (juniper, oak and shrubs) burn in the above territory.
The fire was localized at 1:37 pm. Duty was established at the scene of the accident. 35 firefighters, 30 employees of the Kapan branch of "Hayantar" SNCO, 20 employees of the Zangezur Biosphere Complex SNCO, and ten local residents were involved in fire fighting.
On August 21 at 2:26 pm the fire extinguishing work was stopped. The duty was established with the participation of 5 firefighters, 5 employees of the Kapan branch of "Hayanta"r SNCO, 5 employees of Zangezur Biosphere Complex SNCO. 50-60 ha of grass covers burns: oak trees, juniper bushes. In addition, work to extinguish the fire that broke out on August 20 at 09:16 am at the foot of Mount Ara of the Kotayk region also continues.
Two operational teams of the regional rescue department of the life saving service of Ministry of Emergencies and two combat crews of the fire and rescue squad arrived at the scene of the accident.
As of 6:30 pm on August 21, about 150 hectares of vegetation burned in the above territory. 6 operational teams and 7 combat crews of the regional rescue department of the life saving service of Ministry of Emergency Situations, two rescue teams of the Center for Special Rescue Activities (a total of 92 rescuers), 15 residents of the village of Saralandzh, Kotayk region, 30 residents of the village of Ara, 20 residents of the village of Zoravan participate in the firefighting. and 15 residents of the city of Yeghvard, 20 residents of the nearby villages of the Aragatsotn region and 18 forestry employees.
On the territory of Kotayk region, the fire swept vegetation with an area of about 1300 hectares, and on the territory of Aragatsotn region-500 hectares. Yesterdau, 09:50 am, in the section leading from the cemetery of the village of Zoravan to Mount Ara, a new fire was discovered. The fire was localized at 6:15 pm, established duty.