Mohamed Sadiki, Minister of Agriculture said that the total area affected by the forest fires that occurred in several regions of the Kingdom reached 10,300 hectares.
The area that was threatened to be completely devastated by the flames is 123,000 hectares, adding that the fires almost affected in the region of Larache, homes of more than 5,200 families, 35 douars were threatened.
In addition, the fires are under control so far, with the exception of a forest fire which broke out on Monday afternoon in the municipality of Tazrout and which is supported by “Canadair” planes.
They are a total of 4,200 elements of Waters and Forests, Civil Protection, Royal Armed Forces, Royal Gendarmerie, auxiliary forces and local authorities, agents of National Promotion as well as volunteers, supported by trucks of firefighters, water tanks, rapid response vehicles, ambulances, machinery and bulldozers that helped contain the fires.
To fight against this disaster, five canadair planes belonging to the Royal Air Forces, eight “Turbo-Trash” planes, helicopters belonging to the Royal Gendarmerie, as well as “drones” belonging to the National Water and Forests Agency were deployed. used for the first time to monitor fires and set priorities for air and ground interventions after reviewing and analyzing infrared images.