Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisia as at 28 August recorded 438 fires that destroyed 1,958 hectares of forests and grasslands, the ministry of Agriculture announced here Sunday in a statement. Data provided by the ministry showed that the number of fires recorded during the first eight months of this year increased [...] Full text...
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Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian National Army units, supported by a military aircraft, on Thursday took part in Civil Protection efforts to control the huge fire that broke out in the Tabarka mountain range in northwestern Tunisia. The plane sprayed many litres of water on the area to extinguish the [...] Full text...
Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - A huge fire broke out on Tuesday evening in Jebel Serj, in central Tunisia, destroying hundreds of hectares of forest, and is currently spreading towards western Jebel, which is in Siliana governorate. Civil protection and forest guards are facing difficulties in their efforts to fight the flames. Several [...] Full text...
New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has warned that wildfires could become more frequent and more destructive as global temperatures rise and drought conditions plague many regions of the world. "Last year was the hottest year on record and was above average for the [...] Full text...