A fire broke out in a forest zone near the village of Honuba, Yardimli district (292 km south of Baku), in the mountainous area near the Gegeli village of Agsu district and Lankaran district, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan reports.

The fire began in a mountainous area with difficult terrain in Yardimli and Agsu districts. Prompt and urgent measures are being taken to extinguish the flame. 

In the Yardimli district, the fire-extinguishing units were involved in the fire protection units of the Special Risk Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the personnel of the South Regional Center of this department, as well as employees of the Forestry Center of the Ministry of Ecology and local residents. In the Agsu district, the fire-extinguishing units of the State Fire Protection Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and personnel of the Civil Defense Troops were involved in firefighting. According to preliminary information, shrubs, dry leaves and stumps are burning on an area of 15 hectares in the Yardimli and Agsu districts.

In Lankaran, fire protection units of the State Fire Protection Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, 1 helicopter of the Aviation Detachment have been involved in extinguishing the fire. Currently, operative and urgent measures are being continued in the direction of extinguishing the fire.