The fire broke out due to the disruption of the railway line, nearby Vahagnadzor village, Lori Region, at 18:32 yesterday evening, which entered the area of “Yeghegnut” forestry enterprise of "ArmForest" SNCO of the Committee of Forest of the Ministry of Nature Protection has been put out, thus fire extinguishment operations are in progress.
According to the preliminary data, the wildfire covered 5-6 hectares of forest areas. The wildfire was ground-spreading, however some of the trees were also burnt.
The employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Committee of Forest, “ArmForest” SNCO, the Police, “South Caucasus Railways” CJSC and the residents of communities adjacent to the forest were engaged in the firefighting activities. The firefighting train of “South Caucasus Railways” CJSC equipped with special amenities was involved in the firefighting works as well.
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Environmental Protection and Mining Inspection Body was defined as a subordinate body to the Government by the RA law on “State administration system bodies” adopted on March 23, 2018, thus citizens may send their calls and applications to the Head of the Inspection Body (Address: 46 Charenc, Yerevan, tel. 011-81-85-92).