site.btaWildfire Spreads, Two Municipalities Declare Partial State of Disaster
A wildfire in the southern Lyubimets municipality has already spread on the territory of the neighbouring Harmanli municipality and Haskovo Regional Governor has consequently declared a partial state of disaster, he told BTA on Monday.
Initially, dry grasses around the villages of Vaskovo and Oryahovo were on fire. Later, the fire spread to the nearby deciduous forest and the bands of firefighters were increased from four to eight. Volunteers from Svilengrad and a water cistern from Lyubimets also joined in.
The wildfire is currently spreading towards the villages of Izvorovo and Dripchevo near Harmanli, Angelov said. He has already requested heavy crawler equipment from the Maritza East power complex and it has arrived.
Help from army personnel for Tuesday will also be requested from the Defence Ministry.