Defense Ministry Steps In to Contain Wildfire in Northwest Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami ordered the dispatch of three helicopters to northwest of the country to assist in extinguishing a wildfire in the Arasbaran forests.

Defense Ministry Steps In to Contain Wildfire in Northwest Iran

General Hatami on Friday assigned the Defense Ministry’s Engineering Unit and the Aerial Firefighting Control and Logistical Support Center of Iran to deploy three choppers to the Arasbaran forests in coordination with the Red Crescent Society of Iran and the Army Ground Force’s Airborne Unit.

Two copters will be used to airlift forces and equipment, and the other firefighting helicopter, equipped with a 4000-liters water tank, would begin to help contain the wildfire.

Regional military forces have already begun efforts to extinguish the fire in Arasbaran, located in Iran’s northwestern region and covering an area of more than 160,000 hectares.

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