Red Crescent Continues Firefighting in Toskastan forest
GORGANM, 7 November 2020 (IRCS) – Red Crescent helicopter has participated in an operation to fight the fire in Toskastan forest in Gorgan County, the northeastern province of Golestan, Iran, with more than 16 hours of flight in the affected regions.
Extinguishing operations began on November 1 when the fire reduced 15 hectares of pastures in Maraveh Tappeh to ashes. The fire was stifled by the efforts of the Red Crescent and Environment Division’s forces but it continues in Tuskastan forested and highland area while 600 relief workers participated in firefighting operations with helicopter.
"In addition to participating in extinguishing operations, the Red Crescent’s helicopter has transported 390 relief workers to the affected regions, transferring 5,500 kg of rescue services to the fire and moving 5,500 kilograms of freight,” said Farhad Mighani, Managing Director of Golestan provincial Red Crescent branch.
To speed up the firefighting operations, army forces have entered the area since Saturday morning.
PHOTOS: Mostafa Hassanzadeh/ Tasnim News agency