The situation with the fire in the Balkan region remains difficult. For more than a week of fighting fire in Albania with hard to reach ignition, to arise in the mountainous terrain. Starting from August 17, 2012 in the mountains of the country there were 35 forest fires. Local firefighters tried to put out with the help of Turkish helicopters and two commercial airplanes.
Hardest-hit south-eastern Albania, where for a long time was hot and dry weather. However to date on plains and in the mountains ah extinguished or brought under the control of more than 300 fires. Extinguishing work on almost all fire brigades and associated structures. Despite this, the current leadership of the country actively expresses his dissatisfaction with the fire without causing meanwhile no significant support.
In view of the fact that by September, Albania could not cope with all the fires themselves, the authorities had sent a formal request to the members of the European Union to provide units of aircraft. The first to respond Italy. It was followed by Slovenia, which will provide the Albanian fire his military helicopter to work in the mountains. Two Italian helicopter is already working in the region boar.