Forest fire on Mount Vitosha in Bulgarias capital extinguished

A forest fire that raged from July to the Vitosha Mountain, which is one of the main tourist symbols Bulgarian capital Sofia, extinguished on Saturday, according to local TV channel BTV.

Currently, firefighters and the Bulgarian army soldiers carry out activities aimed at preventing the resumption of a fire, possibly because of the heat. Just for this purpose drawn 400.

On the eve of active firefighters used helicopters to extinguish the fire. According to Bulgarian media, district fire watered with water from the air almost every three minutes.

On Wednesday, the head of the Bulgarian branch of the World Wildlife Fund, said Alexander Dunchev Bulgarian press that several signs point to arson forest on Vitosha. Interior Ministry is investigating the circumstances of an emergency.

Vitosha is close to Sofia. Located on a mountain on the Balkan Peninsula's oldest national park, which is visited by many tourists in the summer. In addition, several known Vitosha ski routes are also popular among tourists in Bulgaria.

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