New wildfire | Blazes devour large spaces of citrus orchards and forests on Syrian coastline • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New wildfire | Blazes devour large spaces of citrus orchards and forests on Syrian coastline

SOHR activists have reported that new wildfires started in large spaces of orchards of citrus trees and forests on the Syrian coastline. The fires broke out in the village of Taatina in Baniyas District in Tartus province. Meanwhile, the residents have appealed to the authorities to extinguish the fires which have been spreading rapidly due to the strong wind.

 

On November 14, SOHR activists reported new wildfires broke out in citrus farm’s trees and forests in al-Souda, al-Mashta, Baqa’ou and Bahisis regions, in addition to areas in Safita countryside in Tartous province.

 

Meanwhile, regime’s firefighting units has been attempting to extinguish the fires, reasons behind the fire remained unknown whether it was broken out on purpose or by nature.

 

While on November 13, SOHR sources reported that wildfires started in large spaces of orchards of citrus trees and some forests in Jableh countryside on the Syrian coastline. The fires broke out in the villages and areas of Wadi Kankaru, Qasabeen, al-Laboudi, Jisr al-Oqaybah, near the bypass in al-Tadamon, al-Basha orchards, which damage large spaces of orchards and forests in these areas.

 

Meanwhile, fire brigades and regime helicopters were attempting to extinguish the fires which were spreading rapidly due to the strong wind.

 

Also, in late September 2020, wildfires broke out in large spaces in different areas on the Syrian coastline, devouring over 200 positions, damaging tens of villages and turned over villages into ashes.

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