Fires in North Algeria
Monday, 13 August 2012
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13 August 2012
Direction générale de la Protection Civile Algerienne on behalf of the Algerian Space Agency
Description of the event
An estimated 20,000 hectares of land have been ravaged by forest fires in the north of Algeria since June. These are a result of hotter than average summer heat waves that have been reported to reach as high as 50 degrees Celsius.
Three people have been reported killed in the fires, two of which were a firefighter and forest worker attempting to put out a blaze.
Over 100 fires were reportedly still in progress as of 08 August.