Ljubljana – A firefighters’ trade union is critical of the government-proposed changes to the fire service act, as it says it was not involved in the drafting of the amendments. Some of the proposals that had already been coordinated with the competent ministry in the past have been dropped from the latest version, the union noted.
A Turkish expert has advised authorities to sell all the trees burned in last month's wildfires that devastated forests in 53 provinces out of all 81 late July and use the money collected in the fight against future forest fires.
According to data from the General Directorate of Forestry, some 133,000 hectares of land have been burnt.
Firefighters are on the spot
Two firefighting planes and four helicopters started with the first light of day continuous firing on the fire front in the wider area of Ziria, in Egialia.
At the same time, reinforced ground firefighters, who fought the flames all night, are continuing their efforts, supported by the air force, to reduce the fire and bring it under control.
Firefighting units have been dispatched to the area