Jul 10, 2014, 11:22 AM
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Wildfire hits forests in western Iran

Mahabad, W Azarbaijan Prov, July 10, IRNA - A wildfire has burned more than four hectares of forests in this northwestern Iranian province.

Qader Qoreishi, an official with Natural Resources Department, said the incident took place in Vazineh area of Sardasht city on Tuesday.

“Negligence of a number of local farmers lighting fire in a farm near the forest” caused the inferno, he said.

Qoreishi said the fire was the second such incident since the beginning of the current Iranian year (started March 21).