Five fires break out in al-Suwayda governorate
Al-Suwayda - SMART
Five fires broke out in several villages in the Syrian government forces-controlled al-Suwayda governorate, southern Syria.
On Saturday, Syrian government media channels reported that the fires affected large areas between the village of al-Hayat and Ta’la, in addition to a fire that affected farmlands in the town of al-Qurayya. Another fire also broke out and affected about 150 dunams in the village of Nimret al-Qurayya, while a similar fire affected agricultural lands in the village of al-Majdal. In the city of al-Suwayda, a fire broke out near the municipality garage; the firefighting department managed to put down the fire.
A local source reported to SMART that the fire affected farmlands of wheat.
Nayef al-Shaar, head of firefighting department in al-Suwayda, said that the firefighting teams have put down 23 fired since the beginning of 2020 in several areas of the governorate, including three fires in May, four fires in April, two fires in March, four fires in February, and five fires in January.
Earlier on July 12, 2019, fires broke out for unknown reasons and destroyed about 12 acres (120 dumans) of agricultural lands in al-Suwayda.
On July 13, 2019, similar fires destroyed 12 acres of wheat and barley farmlands west of the city.