forest fire

Another forest fire breaks out in different part of Georgia’s Borjomi national park

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Palitra TV.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Just days after a massive wildfire was contained inside one of Georgia’s national parks, another one has flared up in another area of the same park. This time, it’s the resort area of Abastumani which has been hit by forest fire. The affected site is not far from […]

Georgia national park forest fire reportedly contained

By | August 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili. ( TBILISI, DFWatch–A wildfire which destroyed over 100 hectares of endemic forest in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park ‘has almost been extinguished’, the Georgian prime minister said Friday evening. “In the evening, I personally visited all critical locations with ministers. […]

Wildfire has destroyed 100ha of forest in central Georgia

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

( TBILISI, DFWatch–A wildland fire is still raging across a large nature park and key tourist destination in central Georgia, but authorities believe the main pockets will be contained by Friday unless their efforts are made difficult by strong wind. “We currently don’t have new […]

Massive wildfire in Georgia’s Borjomi National Park

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

( TBILISI, DFWatch–A massive wildfire was raging on Monday in Borjomi, a forested nature park and important tourist destination in Georgia. The fire started Sunday in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park but intensified Monday evening when it spread to over 6 hectares in the hills above […]

Forest fire nearby Russian military base in South Ossetia

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , |

Location of Russian military facility (OpenStreetMap) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia has declared readiness in helping to extinguish a forest fire in the vicinity of a Russian military facility in South Ossetia, Novosti-Gruziya reported. […]

Wild fire close to gas pipeline in Georgia

By | February 2nd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Firefighters are trying to prevent the flames from reaching a gas pipeline. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Three acres of a nature reserve is on fire in Kobuleti, a coastal town in the Adjara region. According to a reporter for the news agency Interpressnews, the fire is close to the juice processing plant in Kobuleti and firefighters say it is close to populated areas. A gas pipe in the area […]

Bushfire in southwest Georgia

By | March 16th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

Firefighters have cut down trees to try to contain the fire. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Firefighters are trying to contain a bushfire that is spreading in the Adjara region in south western Georgia on the Black Sea shores, bur wind is making their work is made difficult. Journalists for the local newspaper Batumelebi and the news agency […]

Forest fire in Borjomi

By | August 27th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – About one acre of forest burned as a result of a fire in Borjomi, a resort town in eastern Georgia. The fire started yesterday afternoon and wasn’t put out until Monday morning. What caused the fire is not yet known, but the reason might have been […]

Forest fire in eastern Georgia

By | August 20th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – 15 acres of forest has burned down in eastern Georgia despite two days of attempts at extinguishing it. The fire occurred in the village Artana, which is 21 km from Telavi, the largest city in the Kakheti region. Beech, hornbeam and chestnut trees […]

Bushfire in Vashlovani National Park

By | July 31st, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A fire in Georgia has burned down more than one thousand hectares of land in the eastern Vashlovani National Park. The environment minister said the reason for the fire, which started on Monday at about 17:00, was negligence. It has now been […]