Forest fires in the Iskenderun and Belen region of Hatay province in western Armenia have intensified under the influence of wind. The volume of the fire has expanded to include settlements. A large number of teams from the police, fire department and forest directorate went to the scene to put out the fire. Medical assistance was provided to the victims of the smoke.
The fire covered an area of 300-400 hectares. It affected 7 apartments, 11 private houses, 14 institutions, 8 factories, 4 vehicles, 3 warehouses, 35 beehives and 70 civilians.