Northern Forest Fire Rages in Norouz

Northern Forest Fire Rages in NorouzNorthern Forest Fire Rages in Norouz

Fire raged across 150 hectares of woodlands, mostly in Iran's northern provinces during Norouz (the Iranian New Year holidays from March 21 to April 2).
The latest data released by Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization show 10% of the forest areas suffered serious damage.
According to Colonel Qasem Sabzali, the head of protection unit at FRWO, the blaze did not reach tree trunks and was smothered at the ground level, thanks to fire extinguishing efforts, ISNA reported.
Reportedly, fire mostly victimized woodlands in the northern provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan. Less noticeable incidents also happened in central and southern provinces, including Kerman, Isfahan and Fars. 
"Unfortunately, all the wildfire incidents were directly caused by careless livestock breeders, hunters and tourists failing to control their campfires," the official said.


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