A fire broke out in the forests of the northern Guba and Shabran districts of Azerbaijan, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, Irada Ibrahimova, said on Tuesday.

She noted that currently local structures of the Ministry of Ecology, and employees of the State Fire Protection Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations are taking measures to localize and extinguish the fire.

“The severe heat in recent days increases the probability of fires in natural areas. With this in mind, we ask residents of villages located near woodlands, as well as people vacationing in nature, to strictly follow the fire safety rules,” Ibrahimova added.